NE Colorado anglers invited July 15 to CPW ZOOM meeting on fishing issues
Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Discussion of proposed changes to statewide fishing regulations will top the agenda when Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts its Northeast Angler Meeting, July 15, using a public Zoom online webinar platform.
The 90-minute meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, and end at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend online, but must register in advance at this link: https://cpw-state-co.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VqqWnlKhST6VO9VOmR3ImQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Northeast Region aquatic biologists will make presentations on management topics in the regions. That discussion will be followed by proposed changes to statewide regulations. The webinar will give anglers the opportunity to ask questions about fishery management in rivers, lakes and streams across CPW’s Northeast Region.
“This opportunity gives both biologists and anglers the chance to interact,” said Jeff Spohn, Senior Aquatic Biologist for the Northeast Region. “We are looking forward to the evening and discussion.”
Two proposed statewide regulation changes will be explained during the webinar. One would set clear guidelines for when emergency fishing closures can be implemented when environmental conditions could potentially damage fish populations. It was drafted after the 2018 drought raised agency awareness of specific challenges with the current closure criteria. The other statewide regulatory change will expand spearfishing opportunities in Colorado.
The webinar will be conducted using the Zoom platform and is available on personal computers, smartphones or via call-in telephone access.
After brief staff presentations, the meeting will be open for attendees to ask questions or submit comments on the proposals.