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DGIF freshwater fishing regulations open comment period

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is beginning its biennial process for changing the regulations guiding recreational freshwater fishing, aquatic wildlife management and boating. New regulations went into effect in January.

This process offers the opportunity for citizens to suggest potential regulatory changes directly to DGIF during the scoping period, which is in effect through Feb. 28. All items submitted will be reviewed by DGIF staff, summarized and presented to DGIF’s Wildlife and Boat Committee on March 18 and the full Board on March 19. These presentations will occur at DGIF’s headquarters at 7870 Villa Park Drive, Henrico. Submit online at http://dgif.virginia.gov/regulations.