DNR To Host Preliminary Public Hearing On Sturgeon Spearing Regulations
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a preliminary public hearing on July 8 to discuss a scope statement that relates to the sturgeon spearing harvest regulations and the use of technology during the Winnebago System sturgeon spearing season.
This preliminary public hearing will allow the public to comment on the general topics that the rule may encompass, as presented in the scope statement. Only the proposed scope statement will be discussed at this hearing. The DNR will offer additional public input opportunities once a rule is under development.
This scope statement was developed after several years of public discussion on the use of technology in the Winnebago sturgeon spearing fishery, including public surveys in 2013 and 2018, two Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearing questions in 2019 and a discussion by the Winnebago Citizen Sturgeon Advisory Committee.
The topics included in the scope statement may be considered for future rulemaking. The Natural Resources Board must approve this scope statement before any rule proposals are developed.
Public Hearing On Sturgeon Spearing Harvest Regulations
And Gear Use Scope Statement
When: Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6 p.m.
Who: Meredith Penthorn, DNR Policy Specialist
Where: Join via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Written comments, which will have the same weight and effect as spoken testimony presented at the hearing, may be submitted until 11:59 p.m. on July 8 to Meredith.Penthorn@wisconsin.
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