Every four years FWP conducts a comprehensive review of fishing regulations. Over the past several months FWP staff has compiled and evaluated potential regulations based on biological need, public requests, enforcement, and relevancy. The survey provided on this page outlines regulation changes FWP staff is considering. The department would like your input on these changes and would also like to hear any proposals that are not included here. If you have an idea for a regulation, please include the issue with the fishery and how a regulation change may address that issue. This scoping effort will guide regulation proposals that will be presented to the Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August 15 meeting.
Comments can be provided through the online survey below, via email at fwpRegs20@mt.gov, at FWP open houses, or via mail to Fisheries Regulations, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620.
Comments for this scoping period will be accepted until June 21, 2019.