NOTE: A list of dates and locations of public meetings follows this release.
Nova Scotians are invited to discuss angling regulations and provide input on sportfishing issues at a series of meetings throughout the province this month.
The Recreation Fishing Advisory Council meetings are an opportunity for the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to share information on research, fish-stocking programs, education and extension programs, and discuss regulatory issues with the public.
During the meetings, the department will also seek feedback on the priorities identified in the draft sportfishing plan. Another opportunity for public feedback will be available through an online process.
“It is important that we monitor the health of our sportfishery,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “Sportfishing is one of Nova Scotia’s most popular outdoor activities and an important contributor to the economic and social life of Nova Scotia. We want to ensure it remains that way.”
There will be six Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings throughout the province from Nov. 5 to 17.
Information on angling and meeting dates can be found at http://novascotia.ca/fish/activities-and-events/ or by calling 902-485-5056.