Public Meetings on Simplifying VT Fishing Regulations, Oct. 13, 14

13 October 2020

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds us that it will be holding virtual public meetings tonight and tomorrow night (Oct. 13 and 14) about its proposal to simplify fishing regulations.

“We want to have fishing regulations that are easier to comprehend for new anglers and those who would like to fish in unfamiliar lakes or streams,” said Commissioner Louis Porter.  “Vermont’s fishing regulations have become increasingly complex in over the years, and we believe they can be simpler and still protect our fish populations while encouraging people to enjoy Vermont’s wealth of fishing opportunities.”

The department will hold the two online public informational meetings to introduce its proposed changes.   A presentation will be given at each meeting followed by a question and answer period.  The presentation and additional information will also be available on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website at for anglers to review if they are unable to attend one of the meetings.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife will hold its public meetings by Zoom.

October 13 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 14 @ 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join a meeting by computer or smartphone at -- 

Meeting ID: 875 3486 5303

Join a meeting by telephone by calling 929-436-2866

Meeting ID: 875 3486 5303

The department will be collecting comments on the proposal through November 18 by: 


Regular mail:
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
ATTN: Fishing Regulation Comments
1 National Life Dr.
Montpelier, VT  05620-3702

These informational meetings are not part of the formal Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board rule making process and will help guide the creation of a formal regulation proposal which will start the rule making process in 2021.  Formal public hearings and additional opportunities for public input and comment will occur in 2021, giving residents and anglers a second opportunity to make their voices heard before any changes are made.       

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.