FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 26, 2021:
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027
SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Fisheries, Manner and Method and Commercial Use of Fish rules.
The proposals are available on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage.
To provide information on proposed changes and gather public comments, two public meetings will be conducted via Zoom. The meetings will be held May 19 and May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentation slides will be posted on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage prior to the meetings so attendees can follow along. If you do not have access to the website to view the presentation, please email DGF-FisheriesRule@state.nm.us or call (505) 470-8102 to make arrangements to acquire a copy of the presentation.
Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Fisheries Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email, DGF-FisheriesRule@state.nm.us or at the meetings listed above.
“The future looks brighter. This summer, New Mexico celebrates 100 years of fish stocking. In 1921, Lisboa Fish Hatchery was built and started raising fish to stock across the state. In 2021, the state’s six hatcheries will raise and stock hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout, Rio Grande cutthroat trout, bass, walleye, catfish, bluegills and tiger muskies. The Glenwood hatchery is being renovated and will soon be at the forefront of native Gila trout restoration.” – From Michael B. Sloane, Director — New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.