Fish and Wildlife to Hold Recreational Fisher Meetings

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Sargassum seaweed is decomposing and causing foul odors near the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s office on St. Thomas.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s office on St. Thomas

The Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding recreational fisher meetings throughout the territory, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

On St. Thomas, the fisher meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at the V.I. Housing Finance Authority Training Room in Frenchtown. On St. Croix, the fisher meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at the Division of Fish and Wildlife Mars Hill office in Frederiksted.

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss recreational fishing licenses, annual catch limits, electronic reporting, logbooks and more. They are also an opportunity to discuss why and how data is used to keep the fishery healthy and sustainable.

All are welcome, including charters, private anglers, shoreline fishers, divers, and spear fishers.

Call the Division of Fish and Wildlife for questions on St. Thomas at 775-6762 or on St. Croix on 773-1082.

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/05/08/fish-and-wildlife-to-hold-recreational-fisher-meetings/