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Input wanted for seatrout management

POSTED: July 30, 2014 10:19 a.m.

BRUNSWICK — The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.
The eight-question online survey asks opinions about various aspects of spotted-seatrout management, including whether length and daily creel limits should be changed and whether a “slot limit” (in which there would be both a minimum and maximum-length limit) should be created.
Prior to completing the survey, participants are encouraged to review the background information document about spotted-seatrout biology and population trends as determined from surveys conducted by DNR.
The public has until Aug. 21 to take the survey. The panel members will consider this information later this summer when they consider whether changes in spotted-seatrout harvest regulations are warranted.
Any recommendations from the panel will be presented to the Board of Natural Resources for consideration. If the board decides to make changes, the public will be notified and provided an opportunity to comment before final action.  
To take the survey, go
to CoastalGaDNR.org/2014-TroutSurvey.

 

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