Batten Kill Trout and Lake Champlain Sauger Fishing Regulation Changes
Posted on 02/18/2015
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Batten Kill Trout and Lake Champlain Sauger Fishing Regulation Changes

MONTPELIER, Vt.  – Two public hearings on changes to fishing regulations will be held later this month by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board. 

Sauger, a species in decline in Lake Champlain, would be protected with a requirement that any sauger caught must be immediately released. 

A former temporary “Test Water Designation” with catch-&-release restrictions on the Batten Kill and three tributaries: Green River, Roaring Branch and Warm Brook, would be adopted as a regulation. 

The proposed rule covering both subjects is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) under “Law Enforcement” and “Rules and Proposed Rules.”

The hearings are scheduled as follows:
February 24 -- Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester at 7:00 p.m.
February 25 -- Fish & Wildlife Board meeting, Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier at 6:30 p.m.

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