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Pennsylania Fish and Boat Commission
Announces Fish Survey Demonstration
September 7, 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA – Looking for a fun, inexpensive, and rewarding way to spend time with your family?  Want to know what kinds of fish are swimming the Three Rivers these days?  Want to observe a weigh-in of the FLW 3 Rivers Challenge bass and walleye fishing tournament afterward? Discover just how exciting tournament fishing can be, how hard the fish are biting, and how much fisheries of the Three Rivers have improved in downtown Pittsburgh.  For your enjoyment and education, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be offering a free demonstration of fish survey methods and fisheries management strategies on the river bank outside PNC Park on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5 p.m. This is in conjunction with the Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge fishing tournament (For additional info go to: www.msc3riverschallenge.com).

For the free fish survey demonstration scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission biologists will show the public some of the wide variety of fish species that now inhabit the Three Rivers.  They will also demonstrate the different survey techniques used on large rivers, primarily  boat electrofishing, and also hoop netting and benthic trawling.  They will present life history and fisheries management strategies for the popular sport species of the Three Rivers, including bass, walleye, sauger, and catfish.  The event will provide a rare opportunity to learn about the different types and sizes of fish that can be found in the Three Rivers.  This event will be of interest to anglers and non-anglers alike.  Youngsters will be provided a front row view.

The exact location for this event will be on the North Shore Riverwalk near PNC Park.

Media Contact
Bob Ventorini
rventorini@pa.gov
814-445-3454; Extension 3

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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 fishandboat.com.
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