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FISH & BOAT WINTER MEETING SET FOR JANUARY 29-30
January 23, 2009
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Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its winter quarterly meeting on January 29-30 at agency headquarters, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, in Harrisburg.

Commission committees will meet beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, and at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. Formal consideration of the agenda by the full Commission will begin at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. All committee meetings and the review of the agenda are open to the public and attendance is encouraged. A strategic planning work session for Commissioners will be held on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.

Among the items on the agenda, the Commission will review a proposal to establish a Premium Stocked Trout Waters Program beginning in 2010. The program would allocate a portion of existing two and three-year old brood fish into select water across the state, providing anglers the opportunity to fish over a relatively high density of larger stocked trout. The Commission will also consider two property-related matters to improve public fishing access, including a lease in Cumberland County and an acquisition in Erie County. Other proposals on the agenda would open a currently closed season for striped bass on the Delaware River and add several mussel species to the endangered or threatened species lists.

A complete copy of the meeting schedule and the full agenda for the meeting can be found on the Commission’s web site at www.fishandboat.com/minutes.htm.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

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