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Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide



The Guide provides a framework for how programs within the Fisheries Division function and outline how fisheries are managed across Montana. The Guide contains two parts: Part I summarizes specific programs within the division and how those programs support fisheries activities; Part II is organized by drainage and provides and overview of fisheries priorities and challenges within each drainage and outlines priorities for primary waterbodies within drainages. The Guide is intended to inform fishing regulation setting during 4-year review and to serve as a reference to the angling and recreational public. This document was previously known as the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan and was developed in 2013. The name was changed because the plan was not prescriptive in that it did not propose specific management actions if defined goals or objectives were not met. The current Guide will be in place from 2019-2027.

Contact Information

Email to Or mail to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Attention: Fisheries Division PO Box 200701 Helena, MT 59620

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, February 15, 2019.