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IFW To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes - Jul. 16, 2014

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will hold public hearings on the proposed regulation changes to the upcoming open water and ice fishing seasons. 

These regulation changes are necessary to provide for the effective management of Maine's inland fisheries, and to enhance fishing opportunity throughout the state. The public is encouraged to attend these public hearings and present testimony on the proposed changes.

Locally, a public hearing will be held: Wednesday July 23 at 6:30 pm at the Princeton Town Office (Conference Room) located at 15 Depot Street, Princeton.

A full list of proposed regulation changes can be found online at or by contacting Becky Orff at 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, by email at or by telephone at (207) 287-5202.

Anyone who is unable to attend a public hearing may submit written comments on any of the proposals to Becky Orff.

The proposals, if adopted, will become effective January 1, 2015. The Department is also proposing regulation changes to waters that will then become listed as State Heritage Fish waters.