December 2, 2013
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold one of its annual public forums to discuss freshwater fisheries culture, research, management and recreational angling in New Jersey on Saturday, December 7 at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery in Warren County. The forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. (A southern forum will be held in February.)
This year's topics include Dr. Jan Lovy, the state's Fish Pathologist, discussing "Fish Health in New Jersey". In addition to discussing fish health activities, his presentation will include the furunculosis disease outbreak at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and its current status. Results from 2013 field sampling will also be presented.
Anglers are invited to share their views and recommendations for the future of freshwater fisheries research and management in New Jersey with staff biologists. Anglers are invited to ask questions and comment on any aspect of the division's fisheries management programs. By providing input, the public can help guide the development of all New Jersey's freshwater programs and the regulations which govern them.
Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated, and will help ensure that all attendees can be accommodated. Individuals can pre-register by calling 908-236-2118 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include name, address, phone number and the number of people attending.