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Lobby for hobbiest permit in Wisconson


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#1 TimothyHD

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

Contact Joe B. at the state DNR to express interest in a something like a hobbiest permit that would allow limited transport of live fish to a personal aquarium.  He said that he would like to know about how much interest there would be.

 

Joe Bevington

608-264-9257

Joseph.Bevington@Wisconsin.gov



#2 mattknepley

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:40 AM

What kind of response do you think he's received? Is this strictly an in-state deal, or would it pertain to folks who wanted to move fishes out of WI for personal use? I ran across some pretty neat Mud Darters in WI last year. Didn't even consider keeping 'em because I don't know the specifics but do know WI is restrictive in the rules in stuff like this...
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#3 centrarchid

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:38 PM

I think it would be good to stipulate that hobbiest keeps the fish in a zero out flow system and have local biologist inspect before permission granted.  That is how we handle tilapia in Missouri.


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