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CPW invites anglers to discuss fisheries management for the Fryingpan River

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites anglers to attend an in-person fishery management public meeting on Wed., May 8 in Carbondale, Colo. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about proposed fishing regulation changes in the Fryingpan River.

CPW is proposing to institute new harvest regulations on the Fryingpan River that would increase the harvest of Brown Trout.

"Ongoing fishery surveys have documented an excessive abundance of Brown Trout in the Fryingpan River," said Kendall Bakich, Glenwood Springs Area Aquatic Biologist. "The dense population of Brown Trout has led to stunted growth due to high competition and limited food resources. This has also led to an increased potential for disease outbreaks and suppression of other fish species to survive, including Rainbow Trout and native sculpin."

The meeting will begin with a presentation by CPW Aquatic Biologist Kendall Bakich followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions on the presentation, proposed regulation changes, or other fishery-related topics specific to the area.

"Public feedback is critical in formulating new regulations and this will be an opportunity for CPW to gather that feedback from our angling community in person before finalizing any proposed recommendations," said Bakich.

Meeting Details:
When: Wed., May 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Carbondale Library (Community Room), 320 Sopris Ave, Carbondale, CO 81623

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