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July 1, 2010

DNR seeks public input on freshwater fishing regulation changes

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Freshwater Fisheries Section announces a series of four regional public open houses to discuss proposed changes to South Carolina state statutes regulating freshwater fishing. The goals of these proposed changes are to promote consistency and modernize the regulations to ensure proper management. Each open house will begin with a brief presentation on the proposed changes, completed actions and future steps. Following the presentation all attendees will be invited to discuss specific changes with DNR fisheries biologists, legal staff and law enforcement officers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide written comment. DNR will have responses to comments received by residents through the online request for comments on Chapter 13 and the updated proposed statutes by early July. All responses will be posted on the DNR website.

The Chapter 13 Open Houses will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

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