Vermont's Daily Limits on Brook Trout
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Vermont's general regulation for trout in rivers and streams allows anglers to harvest up to 12 trout a day, only six of which can be nonnative browns or rainbows, but all 12 of which can be native brook trout. The 12-fish limit on brook trout in Vermont is more than double that of other Northern New England states, and 33% or more higher than all other states in New England, the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast. To learn more go to https://nativefishcoalition.org/nfc-documents/2018/3/1/vermont-daily-bag-limits-for-brook-trout
1. Should Vermont provide a higher level of protection to native trout than it does nonnative trout in rivers and streams?
2. Should Vermont provide a higher level of protection to wild trout than it does stocked trout in rivers and streams?
3. Should Vermont provide a higher level of protection to wild fish in rivers and streams than it does stocked trout in lakes and ponds?
4. Would you support a modification to the Vermont daily limit on trout that reduces the number of native brook trout that can be harvested to that allowed for nonnative brown and rainbow trout?
If you answered “Yes” to questions 1-4, please show your support for a modification of Vermont's daily limit on brook trout in rivers and streams by signing this petition.
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