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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-472



Temporary Change to Fishing Regulations; Fishing in Stocked Trout Waters and Regional Opening Day of Trout Season

[50 Pa.B. 1917]
[Saturday, March 28, 2020]

 The Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission), acting under the authority of 58 Pa. Code § 65.25 (relating to temporary changes to fishing regulations), has taken immediate action to amend 58 Pa. Code §§ 63.3 and 65.12 (relating to fishing in stocked trout waters; and regional opening day of trout season). Specifically, the Executive Director has amended these sections to eliminate the regional opening day of trout season for 2020. It is now unlawful to fish in stocked trout waters regulated under 58 Pa. Code § 61.1 (relating to Commonwealth inland waters) in any part of this Commonwealth until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020. This is a temporary change affecting only the 2020 trout season.

 The Executive Director has found that this action is a necessary and appropriate response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and calls from the Center for Disease Control and Office of the Governor for citizens to take precautions and to provide for the health and safety of persons who fish Commonwealth waters. The temporary modifications will go into effect immediately and will remain in effect until the Commission, by appropriate action, amends 58 Pa. Code §§ 63.3 and 65.12. In the absence of action, the temporary modification will automatically expire on December 31, 2020.

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-472. Filed for public inspection March 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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