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Public Meeting Scheduled on Draft Musky Fisheries Management Plan
September 19, 2012
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host an evening meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Allegheny County to preview its draft Muskellunge Fisheries Management Plan and receive comments from the public.

The meeting will be held on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rose Barn facility in North Park, located on Pearce Mill Road in Allison Park. The meeting is free and the public is encouraged to attend and share their comments with PFBC staff.

“The plan focuses on recent management changes made to enhance muskellunge and tiger muskellunge fishing,” said Dave Miko, chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. “Biologists will also discuss changes that are being proposed, including increasing the length of muskellunge which are stocked and eliminating stocking at some of the less popular waters.”

Following the staff’s presentation, the public will have an opportunity to provide comments. During the meeting, individuals who have signed up online will have the opportunity to provide comments first.

The draft fisheries management plan will be available on September 20 on the PFBC website at www.fishandboat.com/musky-plan.htm. If someone cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted online through November 30.

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.

Contact for questions about plan:
Bob Lorantas, Fisheries Biologist
814.359.5168
rlorantas@pa.gov

Media Contact:
Eric Levis, Press Secretary
717.705.7806
elevis@pa.gov

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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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