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NY Budget Expands Fishing Opportunities as Trout Season Kicks Off in Hudson Valley

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NY Budget Expands Fishing Opportunities as Trout Season Kicks Off in Hudson Valley


ALBANY, N.Y. – With trout season officially underway in New York State as of Tuesday, lawmakers in Albany have announced that the 2014-15 budget will expand fishing opportunities across the state by improving public access to fishing sites and investing in the infrastructure of the state’s hatcheries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates 12 fish hatcheries in New York and plans to stock more than 2.3 million catchable-size brook, brown and rainbow trout in over 309 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,900 miles of streams across the state this spring. Forty-four locations throughout Dutchess Countywill be stocked with trout this spring, 30 in Westchester County, and 29 in Putnam.

“The fishing industry in New York supports an estimated 17,000 jobs and brings in hundreds of millions in tourism dollars,” Governor Cuomo said. “Upgrading facilities, opening up new recreational opportunities, streamlining licensing and reducing fees all work to support the significant economic value these activities bring to the entire state.”

The governor also encouraged anglers to buy their fishing license online at http://licensecenter.ny.gov.


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