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February 13, 2001


For more information contact:
Bob Soldwedel at 609-292-8642

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will present its recommended 2001 trout stocking plan to the Fish and Game Council at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 17, at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Warren County.

"Anglers are encouraged to bring up any freshwater fisheries concerns they might have, so that each issue can be addressed and a solution cooperatively reached," said Division Director Bob McDowell. "In the past, many issues that were brought up at these meetings are now part of the current fisheries program."

The plan calls for 575,000 - 600,000 trout to be released during the spring trout stocking season. According to Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries Chief Bob Soldwedel, the number of trout stocked in 2001 will be similar to past years and there will be a fall stocking.

A copy of the spring trout stocking list will be made available upon council approval and can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped (for 34-cents), business-sized envelope to the: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries, P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400, Attn: Spring Trout Stocking List.