Fisheries management activities in Yellowstone are primarily focused on the recovery of the Yellowstone Lake Ecosystem through the restoration of the native fish species, including Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Arctic grayling, and westslope cutthroat trout.
Among the fishing regulation changes was the elimination of the limit on non-native fish caught in all park waters except the Madison and Firehole rivers, the Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls, and Lewis and Shoshone lakes.
The park has scheduled a meeting in Livingston, Montana, in order to help anglers enhance their understanding of the recent changes in fishing regulations and how the changes support the park’s Native Fish Conservation Program.
The meeting will be held at the Best Western Yellowstone Inn, 1515 W. Park Street in Livingston on Monday, July 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. Anglers, local fly shop employees and fishing guides are all encouraged to attend.
Members of the park staff will also provide an update on the ongoing Lake Trout control efforts.
Information on fishing and fish conservation in Yellowstone is available online at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.
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