Payson Roundup —
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) Tuesday made available for public review a draft Environmental Assessment (dEA) of Arizona’s sport fish stocking program.
The dEA is part of a process to continue to allow federal Sport Fish Restoration funding to support AZGFD’s long-standing program of stocking fish for public recreational opportunities, and for hatchery operations and maintenance. The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. (Arizona time) on June 11, 2021.
Each year, thousands of anglers in Arizona take advantage of the fish stocking program, which is funded in part by federal dollars from the Sport Fish Restoration Program and augmented by state dollars from fishing license sales.