NH, VT Consider Stocking Walleye in Moore Reservoir

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The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will hold a public informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016, at the Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton, N.H., to discuss the results of field studies related to a proposed stocking of walleye into Moore Reservoir and to announce a decision on the walleye stocking proposal. Moore Reservoir is an impoundment on the Connecticut River in the communities of Littleton and Dalton, New Hampshire, and Waterford and Concord, Vermont.

A public meeting was previously held in 2013, during which the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department gathered public input on the possibility of stocking walleye into Moore Reservoir. After hearing public comments, biologists felt it was prudent to gather more biological data before deciding on a course of action.

At the April 2016 meeting, fisheries biologists will provide a recap of the 2013 meeting and original stocking proposal, present data collected during the past 2 years from various field surveys conducted in and around Moore Reservoir, announce our decision on the walleye stocking proposal, and answer questions from the public.