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Division of Wildlife expands fishery information, warnings on invasive species

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The Division of Wildlife now provides anglers with more in-depth fishery information on a number of selected waters throughout the state. Lake and stream information and fishery survey data can be found on the agency’s website, http://www.wildlife.state.co.us. Click on “Fishing,” then on “Reports,” then on “Fishing Water Summary.” 

Control of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) such as zebra and quagga mussels, New Zealand mud snails, didymo and other invasive animal and plant species is of critical importance in Colorado, according to the Division of Wildlife. Of particular concern is the potential to transport these species by trailered boats.

Agency officials will conduct boat inspections on a number of selected waters throughout the state, in order to inform and educate boaters on the proper way to eliminate these pests. To facilitate these inspections, the Division of Wildlife encourages boaters to arrive at waterways with their boats clean, drained and dry. Cooperation will help prevent the spread of these organisms that can destroy habitat and fishing.

The 2010 Colorado Fishing Regulations Brochure is available at DOW offices and license agents and include statewide fishing regulations, license fees and bag and possession limits. The regulations brochure is valid from April 1 through March 31, coinciding with annual fishing licenses.

A new interactive flip-format brochure is available on the DOW website. The all-new online brochure features embedded instructional videos, links to related Internet content, a search feature and magnification options for improved readability. Anglers can flip through pages with the click of a mouse and can print content.    

Anglers can access the new flip-format brochure at http://www.flipseekllc.com/coloradodow2010fishing.html


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