For Release: Monday, October 23, 2017
Long Island anglers will have the opportunity to voice opinions regarding the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) efforts to manage stream trout populations at a public meeting on November 2.
The meeting will feature a 30-minute presentation by DEC Fisheries staff describing current management practices for trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. Following the presentation, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to provide input and feedback regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of trout streams.
The upcoming meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, November 2
6:30 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m.)
Suffolk County Water Authority (link leaves DEC’s website) Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Since 1990, DEC has generally managed trout streams for a desired catch rate. DEC fisheries managers seek to examine how well the current management goal fits the purpose of satisfying the desires of today’s recreational trout stream anglers. Understanding the fishery characteristics valued most by trout stream anglers will help DEC biologists to identify and develop effective future management strategies.
Visit DEC’s Trout Stream Management page for more information about the management program and a full schedule of the Trout Stream Management Meetings.