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Saginaw Bay fishing regulations topic of Mid-Michigan meeting this week

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Mid-Michigan anglers and the general public are invited to a meeting Thursday, June 4 in Bay City to discuss two fishing regulation proposals for Saginaw Bay and associated waters.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says in a news release that the meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 S. River Road (M-13). The public is invited to attend to learn more about the proposed fishing regulations, ask questions and provide comments and feedback.

The DNR is proposing changes to the management of walleye and yellow perch in Saginaw Bay. If changes are made, these regulations would go into effect beginning April 1, 2016.

Additional information about the proposed changes is available online, including a May 14 press release and a one-page or six-page summary detailing the proposed changes.

Public comments also will be accepted through Wednesday, July 1. Anglers who wish to comment on the proposed regulation changes should send an email to

The DNR expects to present a final proposal to the Natural Resources Commission in October 2015.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

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