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Press Release

Walleye Regulation Change Proposed: Public Hearing Scheduled

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (6/23/2016)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is proposing a change to walleye fishing regulations at Lake Blue Ridge in Fannin County.  This change would adjust the current walleye creel and possession limit from fifteen (15) to eight (8) fish.    

“The current creel and possession limit of fifteen walleye at Lake Blue Ridge was established in the 1970’s and no longer meets management objectives,” says John Biagi, chief of the Fisheries Management Section.  “This change would adjust the walleye creel and possession limit to the statewide limit of 8 fish, further simplifying fishing regulations for Georgia anglers.”  

The Department has scheduled a public hearing to provide an opportunity for interested citizens to offer input on this proposed change.  Those interested are encouraged to bring this meeting to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.  The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m.  

DATE

LOCATION

Thursday, July 14

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center

152 Orvin Lance Drive

Blue Ridge, GA 30513

http://www.blueridgemountains.com/

This meeting site is accessible to people with physical disabilities.  To request sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids, contact Thomas Litts at (770) 918-6406 no later than July 8, 2016.  For more information about the meeting location, call the Gainesville fisheries management office at 770-535-5498.   

Anyone attending the meeting is welcome to provide statements or comments, either orally or in writing. Statements should be concise to permit everyone an opportunity to speak. Participants should register upon arrival and notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement.  

Those unable to attend a meeting may submit input electronically or in writing by July 31, 2016.  Written statements should be mailed to:  

  • GA DNR, Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Management Section; Attn: Thomas Litts; 2065 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.; Social Circle, Georgia 30025.  

To submit comments electronically or view the proposed changes and additional information, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/proposedregulations or contact the Fisheries Management Section at (770) 918-6406.  

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