April 9: CDFG Commission to discuss postponement of Trout Opener at 8:30 am

California Fish and Game Commission to Hold Emergency Meeting

The California Fish and Game Commission will remotely meet to discuss delegating temporary authority to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to delay, suspend or restrict sport or recreational fishing if the director of CDFW, in consultation with the president of the Commission, finds that such action is necessary to protect against the threat from COVID-19 based on state, federal, local, and tribal public health guidance and public safety needs.
 
When:          Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
 
Where:         Via teleconference and webinar
Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed emergency regulation by calling (877) 402-9753 or (636) 651-3141; access code 832 4310. Webinar details are on the agenda.
 

More:           The meeting agenda and documents are available on the

Commission’s website at https://fgc.ca.gov/Meetings/2020
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will discuss whether or not to temporarily grant authority to CDFW to decide whether to delay, restrict, or suspend sport or recreational fishing in order to prevent and mitigate public health risks that may arise when people travel for fishing trips or congregate while participating in available fishing opportunities. CDFW and the Commission have received requests from county representatives and local health authorities requesting delays to recreational fish openers such as the Eastern Sierra trout
opener scheduled for April 25, 2020.

 

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dpblue
dpblue
1 year ago

It’s called a stay at home order for a reason.
Please stay at home, you can visit the backcountry lakes in a few months, they’re not going anywhere.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

When talking about these large celebration/events in Inyo and Mono counties it is important to understand the both these counties are considered to be Frontier counties. Check it out on Google, one problem is the distance and time it takes to get to shopping and most importantly medical care. The… Read more »

Chris W.
Chris W.
1 year ago

I only go to the back country lakes where there is no crowd but a few people on the shore of big lakes. Sometimes no one but ourselves and we learned the social distance thing. We do not stock up our foods up there but rather bring everything from home.… Read more »

eric h.
eric h.
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris W.

In a perfect world you would have a valid point but you may have noticed that’s not the world we live in. A simple question for you, when you get up here and discover that all of the backcountry lakes are frozen and the trailheads are inaccessible will you simply… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

JSPOG if we had a Walmart or big Supermarket up here,it still wouldn’t be a good idea for 25,000 people coming up to our area to go shopping there. You know and I know,if you’ve been fishing the opener for 30 years,many visitors come in large crowds,and even if your… Read more »

JSPOG
JSPOG
1 year ago

You are more likely to catch or transmit COVID-19 going into a Walmart or Supermarket than fishing outdoors and the odds are not even close. I have been fishing the opener for over 30 years and can’t remember the last time I was standing anywhere close to 6 feet next… Read more »

duckhead
duckhead
1 year ago
Reply to  JSPOG

and where will the out – of – towners stay?

sugarmags
sugarmags
1 year ago

Both Mono and Inyo Counties have made it clear they do not want people here from out of the area. The problem is that this area created FIshmas…,fishmas cannot happen. How do you separate the two at this point in time?

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  sugarmags

sugarmags
Easy to separate at this time.
postpone it.
If it were actually CHRISTMAS TIME now,that would change too,with travel restrictions,closed restaurants,closed motels,short term rentals and no Church services and gathering places..
Fishmas OR Christmas…just so happens the COVID-10 happened now,not December.

Inyo Citizen
Inyo Citizen
1 year ago

Their remote meeting software couldn’t handle the volume of calls. Meeting to be rescheduled next week:

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/california-fish-and-game-commission-emergency-meeting-will-be-rescheduled-for-next-week/

Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens
1 year ago

Act quick? In my coverage of the region, those in opposition of postponing the opener are in the overwhelming minority.

Charles James
Charles James (@cjames)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Stevens

Mike, I agree. Because of the late posting of the meeting, the “Act quick” was about the short notice if someone wants to watch or participate in the meeting, and not about whether someone is either “for” or “against” the proposal to postpone the Trout Opener date. I agree, there… Read more »