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For Release: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DEC to Hold Public Meetings in Steuben and Livingston Counties on Trout Stream Management in New York State

Two Meetings Scheduled for Late October

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that two public meetings will be held in Region 8 this fall as part of a series of statewide meetings on trout stream management. The meetings will provide an overview of the state's approach to trout stream management and elicit feedback from anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout stream waters.

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams.

The upcoming meetings are scheduled for:

Thursday, October 19
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
Hammondsport High School
8260 Main Street Ext.
Hammondsport, NY 14840

Monday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.)
NYSDEC Region 8 Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414

Since 1990, DEC has generally managed trout streams for a desired catch rate. DEC fisheries managers seek to examine how well the current management goal fits the purpose of satisfying the desires of today's recreational trout stream anglers. Understanding the fishery characteristics valued most by trout stream anglers will help DEC biologists identify and develop effective future management strategies.

Additional information on trout stream management, the purpose of the public meeting series, and the dates, times, and locations of additional meetings are available on DEC's website.

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