Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on amendments to rules that outline how various fish can be imported to Montana.
The rule amendments describe and classify several fish-disease pathogens officials want to keep at bay, certified inspection procedures, and the need for import permits.
The rules are designed to manage the risk associated with the importation of fish that could adversely impact the health of Montana's existing fisheries.
A public hearing on the rule amendments is scheduled for July 9 in Helena at FWP Headquarters, 1420 E. 6th Ave. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m.
For more information or to comment on the rule online, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Public Notices." Comments are due by July 18. Comments also can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.