This bill proposes to amend various requirements relating to hunting, fishing, or trapping in Vermont. Among other provisions, the bill would enable the Department of Fish and Wildlife, by rule, to require a permit to introduce fish species into specific water based on management purposes and prohibit the introduction or attempt at introduction of fish to specific waters of the State based on management purposes, ecosystem considerations, or the health and safety of Vermont’s fish population. The bill would also enable rulemaking to regulate the purchase and sale of fish taken in Vermont. A permit would be required to sell fish taken in Vermont. The bill also proposes to repeal Vermont’s prohibition on the use of felt-soled boots or waders in the waters of the State (a prohibition that was enacted to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species).

Status: January 15, 2016 – Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources

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