DEC plans June 12 public meeting on Keuka Lake Fisheries

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 8 Fisheries Management Unit will present recent sampling results from Keuka Lake at a June 12 public meeting.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 12 at Room 109 in Hegeman Hall at Keuka College, 141 Central Ave., Keuka Park. Ample parking is available.

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DEC fisheries biologists will provide updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, warm water fish, fishing regulations, and DEC's Angler Diary Program. There will be time allotted at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters.

 "This public forum on the state of Keuka Lake fisheries provides an opportunity for DEC fisheries scientists to share their knowledge about fishery resources," Commissioner Basil Seggos said. "Our staff is committed to sound management of Finger Lake's fisheries and strives to maintain high-quality angling opportunities, as well as the associated economic benefits they support.

"The Finger Lakes and their tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch, and panfish. Keuka Lake comprises more than 11,500 acres. A statewide angler survey conducted in 2007 estimated 178,340 angler days were spent on Keuka Lake making it the 16th most fished water in the State. The estimated value of these fisheries exceeded $2.9 million to the local New York economy.