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For Release: Monday, March 25, 2019

DEC Announces State of Salmon River Fishery Meeting

DEC Biologists to Provide Updates on Status of Salmon River's Fishery on April 11 in Pulaski

"Report Card" on Progress to Achieving Objectives Outlined in New Salmon River Fisheries Management Plan

The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of the Salmon River fishery at a public meeting to be held in Pulaski, Oswego County, on April 11, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Pulaski High School auditorium, 4624 Salina St., Pulaski.

"The Salmon River provides world-class angling opportunities that generate substantial recreational and economic benefits to the surrounding communities," Commissioner Seggos said. "This first-ever State of the Salmon River meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone interested in the river to interact with the professionals that study and manage the fishery and learn about the progress we've made to improve this fishery."

The Salmon River Fisheries Management Plan, developed in 2018 in close consultation with a variety of stakeholders, focuses on objectives and management strategies to maintain and improve the lake-run salmonid fisheries of the 17 miles of the main stem Salmon River and its major tributaries below the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir.

At the meeting, DEC will provide an overview of ongoing activities and report on recent progress toward achieving the objectives outlined in the plan. In addition, staff will review planned activities for the coming year. The meeting will provide ample time at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to ask questions and interact with the presenters.

For additional information, contact David Lemon, DEC Region 7 Fisheries Manager, at the Cortland office, (607) 753-3095 or email

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