This just in from the PA Fish & Boat Commission. In compliance with limits placed on public gatherings due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Fish Commission has asked that volunteers do not come out to help with trout stocking this year. They are reassigning personnel to take care of the stockings as thoroughly and efficiently as possible but request that all helpers stay home this year.
From area WCO Dan Wilson, “I want to personally thank every volunteer that has come out and assisted with stockings within the county this year and every year in the past. Amid all of the other changes, I will ask that you note that due to restrictions, volunteers will not be permitted to assist with stocking activities for the 2020 season. I hope to get this information to all members within the county to make people aware of this restriction. I want to avoid having volunteers show up and being informed at the stockings that they will not be able to participate. I know that this will be a concern and disappoint many anglers within the state, but I am trying to do my part to inform as many participants as I can before anyone makes the trip. I also appreciate everyone’s understanding during this uncertain time. If anyone has any questions please let me know. Thank you and I hope everyone is well”
See the PAF&BC website for updates on the trout stocking schedules as they are subject to change.
Here is a link to the official statement from PAF&BC. https://www.fishandboat.com/Pages/covid-19.aspx
After a decade, the world’s worst idea, the Pebble Mine, is still alive. If it comes to a reality, the mine would be the largest open pit mine operation on the planet and would be located in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world – Bristol Bay Alaska. Untouched by development, the Bristol Bay watershed is a salmon factory, home to the largest run of sockeye salmon and one of the best king salmon runs in the world. It’s a 10,000 year old job creator and has fed and employed people for generations. Now, all that is at risk for the short term gain of the mine. In short, the mine would cause the dewatering of the Bristol Bay watershed and containment of toxic mine tailings in perpetuity – a recipe for disaster.
Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a 90 day comment period on the environmental impact study for the mine. Add your voice to the chorus opposing this disaster waiting to happen.
Click here for the comment link and here to learn more about the issue.