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May 13, 2002


For more information contact:
Al Ivany at 609-984-1795

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council has scheduled a public hearing for the proposed 2003 Fish Code at 7 p.m., June 11, at the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP's) Division of Fish and Wildlife's Assunpink Conservation Center on Eldridge Road in Robbinsville, Monmouth County.

"All New Jersey anglers are encouraged to attend this meeting and discuss the proposed changes to freshwater fishing conservation measures for 2003," said Division Director Bob McDowell. "By doing so, you will be actively taking part in shaping the future of the sport."

The Fish Code describes the legal angling methods, season dates, size and catch limits, and trout stocking locations/dates for freshwater fishing in the Garden State. The regulations are reviewed annually and revised based on biological findings and changing situations, then proposed for the next year's code.

Anglers should note the following proposed changes:

To obtain a copy of the proposed 2003 Fish Code, send a self-addressed, stamped (use two stamps) 11" x 14" envelope to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400, ATTN: Fish Code. Written comments regarding the code should be submitted by July 19 to Director Bob McDowell at the same address.