Below is correspondence we received from Laurel Hill Trout Farm. They are currently our "go to" for PSC Lake stocking. They believe that a new proposed rule from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will make it very hard for hatcheries to stock in Pennsylvania.
They feel that the proposed rule for testing water quality lacks transparency and that the process is arbitrary with very little chance of any type of appeal to PFBC.
Deadline for comments is Thursday, August 18, so please take a look and decide if you would like to comment use the links below for more info:
Link for Overview of regulatory change
Go directly to this page to comment
If you are against this new regulation and would like to comment in addition to casting your vote, below are suggestions from Laurel Hills:
1. It grants too broad of power to staff at PFBC to regulate without established rules defining the boundaries of that power, public access to those boundaries, required time frame, or oversight by Commissioners.
2. It creates a situation of impossible compliance causing current hatcheries to stop stocking or to break regulations.
3.It creates additional barriers to those wanting to stock fish in PA.
We are not suggesting voting one way or the other, but thought you would like to know of upcoming changes as they may affect our stocking schedules and/or suppliers.
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