Rule Making Reference# P2022-04
The proposed amendment limits the waiver of a license requirement on free fishing weekend to fish that do not require a catch record card.
The proposed rule limits the waiver of licensure requirements for free fishing weekend to fish that do not require a catch record card. On free fishing weekend, licenses and catch record cards (if applicable) would be required to gather or possess shellfish or fish requiring a catch record card. A fishing license would not be required for any person, regardless of age or residency, to fish for or possess fish that do not require a catch record card on free fishing weekend. The new rule would waive the requirement for a vehicle access pass and continue to allow fishing with two poles (where legal) without a two-pole endorsement, on free fishing weekend.
The comment period has closed as of June 28, 2022.
To view comments on this proposal, please visit the Free Fishing Weekend Public Engagement page.
June 24, 2022 at 11:40 a.m. - Webinar
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Date of adoption: July 15, 2022
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Free Fishing Weekend - Timeline
July 15, 2022
Fish and Wildlife Commission Decision
The proposed rule was adopted by a unanimous decision.
June 24, 2022
Briefing and Public Hearing
Verbal public testimony was accepted at this time.
March 22, 2022
CR-102 Rule Proposal Filed
Public comments were accepted during a comment period at this time.
January 18, 2022
CR-101 Rule Preproposal Notice Filed