California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting On Sport and Recreation Fishing Put On Hold

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Humboldt County, Ca. (KIEM)– An emergency meeting by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission on sport and recreation fishing has been put on hold.

Due to overwhelming call volume this morning, the Commission said its technology wasn’t ready.

The meeting was to consider adopting regulations authorizing the Department of Fish and Wildlife to temporarily suspend, delay or restrict sport and recreational fishing to protect public health from the spread of Covid-19.

They want to make it clear that today’s proposed decision was not about banning fishing statewide but to prepare them to work with counties and tribes to make those decisions based on requests.

Both Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal and Supervisor Rex Bohn were on the call before the meeting was canceled. They did however get a chance to express that Humboldt County would like to monitor this situation locally.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will reschedule the meeting sometime next week when they have a platform to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide input.