CA - Counties left to decide on fishing rules

The measures from the commission will allow for “surgical and narrow implementation” in helping counties decide fishing regulations, according to California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar and Director Charlton Bonham.

The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved emergency measures to allow counties to self-regulate recreational and sport fishing in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The measures from the commission will allow for “surgical and narrow implementation” in helping counties decide fishing regulations, according to California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar and Director Charlton Bonham.

The commission granted emergency authority to the director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to postpone the spring trout season at the request of a few rural counties, The Associated Press reported.

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