New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 18, 2008:

FISHING FLY LIMITS, GILA TROUT ANGLING OPPORTUNTIES ON COMMISSION AGENDA

SANTA FE -- The State Game Commission will consider limiting the number of flies anglers can use on a single line, increasing Gila trout fishing opportunities, and a proposal to expand recreational opportunities on state wildlife areas at its meeting Thursday in Santa Fe.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Room 322 of the State Capitol, 419 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings, and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us or by calling (505) 476-8008.
 
Agenda items include:

The New Mexico Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current members are Chairman Alfredo Montoya, Alcalde; Vice-chairman Tom Arvas, Albuquerque; Leo Sims, Hobbs; Sandy Buffett, Santa Fe; M.H. “Dutch” Salmon, Silver City; Jim McClintic, Albuquerque; and Oscar Simpson, Albuquerque.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Shirley Baker, (505) 476-8030. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.

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