Proposed Stocking Program Changes

Stocking proposals are presented below for public comment in accordance with Sec. 1. 12 § 12758-A. Stocking programs that have been proposed for termination are also presented below for public comment.

Please contact Francis Brautigam, if you have questions regarding these stocking changes.

The public comment period is 30 days from the posting date of the proposed stocking program change.

Contact person for filing written comments: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041. Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov.

The State is soliciting comments on proposals to initiate new stocking programs or to permanently discontinue stocking programs on the following waters.

New Stocking Program Proposals

Water Town County Species Program Details Public Comment Period Full Proposal
No proposals at this time.

Proposals to Discontinue Stocking Programs

Water Town County Species Program Details Public Comment Period Additional Information
East Pond Oakland, Smithfield Kennebec, Somerset Brown Trout

Proposal to discontinue brown trout stocking due to low survival and poor returns to the angler.

July 10, 2020 East Pond Proposal to Discontinue Stocking Program 2020
Androscoggin Lake Wayne, Leeds Androscoggin Brown Trout

Proposal to discontinue brown trout stocking due to low survival and poor returns to the angler.

July 10, 2020 Androscoggin Lake Proposal to Discontinue Stocking Program 2020

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