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NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife – Public Forum

The Largest Lake Trout ever handled in New Jersey! This trout, captured in 2009, weighed 32 pounds 11 ounces! Photo by DFW Principal Fisheries Biologist, Shawn Crouse

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Hackettstown NJ, Join NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife for a public forum to discuss freshwater fisheries research, management and recreational angling in New Jersey. A second forum takes place February 23 at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest.

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife holds forums to improve communication with the angling public and to solicit public input. Your input can help shape freshwater fisheries programs in the future. The forums are a perfect opportunity for all freshwater anglers to learn about existing programs and to share their views and recommendations.

This year’s topics include Updates on ongoing Restoration Projects and Bass Sampling Highlights in North/Central New Jersey Lakes. There will also be updates on fish production activities. Suggestions for potential regulation changes for 2021 will also be welcomed during the open discussion.

There will be time for open discussion with professional staff to during the extended question and answer period. There is also time for one on one discussions with Division fisheries biologists following the meeting.

Be part of the development of future programs and regulations related to New Jersey’s freshwater fisheries resources!

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife- Public Forum
10:00 a.m, Saturday, January 19
Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery in Warren County

More info on Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery:
https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/hacktown.htm

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