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FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Fishing Regulations


Fri Feb 25 12:10:00 MST 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed commercial fishing regulations on Lake Helena and Canyon Ferry Reservoir for the harvest of carp and suckers.

The proposed regulations for 2011 specify the areas where carp and suckers can be harvested and the process for reporting commercial operations to FWP prior to fishing.

Special regulations from Jan. 1—June 30 would help protect nesting waterfowl on Lake Helena and prevent conflicts with recreational anglers on Canyon Ferry.

The FWP Commission is authorized to approve one commercial fishing operation for each body of water and to set the regulations. Only one individual has applied for the 2011 commercial fishing permit to harvest carp from Canyon Ferry Reservoir and Lake Helena.

For details on the new commercial fishing regulations, and to comment by email, visit the FWP website at, click on Recent Public Notices. Comments are due by March 15.

Comment letters may be mailed to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Fisheries Bureau, 1420 East Sixth Ave., P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT, 59620-0701. For assistance, phone the FWP Helena Fisheries office: 406-444-2449.