PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has prepared a draft Statewide Strategic Fisheries Plan for 2019 – 2023, which is available for public comment and review until Jan. 4, 2019.
The plan is a continuation of planning efforts that began in 2014 and will guide statewide fisheries activities through 2023.
The Statewide Plan is a component of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Adaptive Management System and contains plans for seven statewide aquatic programs including surveys, research, fishing access, nongame fish, fish production, bait and private aquaculture, and fish health and contaminants. For each program, issues were identified and objectives and strategies were developed to address those management issues.
A summary of the 2014 – 2018 Fisheries plan objectives and progress toward those objectives are included in the plan appendices. Comments can be submitted online at https://gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions/ or mailed to 523 E. Capitol Ave Pierre, SD 57501.
The draft statewide plan and a one page summary of the plan can be viewed online at https://gfp.sd.gov/management-plans/ under “Plans Up for Revision.”
Request a hard copy by emailing WildInfo@state.sd.us or calling 605.223.7660.