The DNR will host a public meeting on proposed special fishing regulation for Upper Red Lake.
After a seven-year walleye harvest moratorium, walleye fishing will resume in the spring of 2006. In anticipation of high angling pressure and catch rates, the proposed regulation is for a 17-26 inch protected slot, possession limit of two with one fish over 26 inches allowed in the daily bag.
For northern pike, the proposed regulation is for a 26-40 inch protected slot, possession limit of three with one fish over 40 inches allowed in the daily bag.
The public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Kelliher Community Center. Written comments should be mailed to Gary Barnard, DNR area fisheries, 2114 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, MN 56001. All comments must be received before Oct. 3.
Quinn receives American fisheries society award
Steve Quinn, senior editor at In-Fisherman, has been selected to receive the 2005 Excellence in Public Outreach Award presented by the American Fisheries Society. The award is presented to an AFS member who goes the "extra mile" in sharing the value of fishery science and research with the general public through the popular media and other communication channels.
Quinn writes the Bits and Pieces column in In-Fisherman as well as feature stories. He has also conducted several workshops for scientific groups and agencies on the role of the outdoor media as a communications vehicle for fishery managers.
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