Attached are proposed Region 4 fishing regulation changes for next year. We are seeking feedback on these ideas, as well as any other thoughts you and the organizations you are involved with may have on sport fishery management and fish populations in the Kootenays. I have also attached a Word version of the feedback form in case you wish to input comments directly and email back to us. As in the past, we appreciate the efforts of many of you for forwarding this information to your organizations. Could you please cc me when you proceed with the distribution? Also, if I have the wrong contacts, or have missed a group that you think is important to reach, please let me know. Lastly, just a reminder, the deadline for input is August 22th. This information package is available on the web as well at http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/fsh/main/mainfish.htm Just click on the “Fishing Regulations Proposals” link on the left of the page. Thanks everyone for your consideration and input. Matt Neufeld Fish Biologist BC Ministry of Environment Kootenay Region