The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently in the process of drafting guidelines for trout management. Three different projects associated with process include:
- Strategic Plan for Trout Management
- Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries
- Inland Trout Angling Regulation Simplification
We need engagement from the public to make these projects successful. Although the initial period for filling-out the online questionnaires is over, you can still help by reviewing the draft plans and regulation changes as they become available. By providing CDFW feedback on these draft efforts, you help ensure that we are drafting plans and regulations to meet your needs while providing for the protection and enhancement of trout resources.
CDFW is working to evaluate the information gathered from the questionnaires and will use this information to help finalize the draft plans and regulations in 2018 and 2019. Please look for news releases, updates, and changes to this web page for more opportunities for input/review as we continue this process.