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PROPOSED & RECENT REGULATIONS

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The Fish and Boat Commission is the state agency with authority to adopt rules and regulations regarding fishing and boating. Before a regulation becomes final, the Commission must first publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin seeking comments, objections or suggestions from the public. Comments are accepted for at least 30 days. After the public comment period, the Commission considers the proposed amendment "on final rulemaking." If adopted on final rulemaking, the amendment becomes effective on the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin or other date specified by the Commission.

The Commission also publishes notices regarding issues, such as access closures, exclusive use areas and proposed special regulation designations. The Commission may or may not seek comments regarding these issues. Check individual notices for more information.

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SUBMIT A COMMENT

Send comments electronically on proposed rulemakings and notices by completing the Proposed Rulemakings & Notices comment form.


Rulemaking #306

Special Fishing Regulations - Lake Perez....view proposed
Public Comment Period: October 3 - November 2, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #305

Special Fishing Regulations - Opossum Lake....view proposed
Public Comment Period: October 3 - November 2, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #304

Special Fishing Regulations - Whipple Lake....view proposed
Public Comment Period: October 3 - November 2, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #302

Charter Boat/Fishing Guide permit application process....view proposed
Public Comment Period: September 26 - October 25, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #301

Fishing Regulations - Fish cleaning stations....view proposed
Public Comment Period: September 26 - October 25, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 9.18.2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designations   Delayed harvest artificial lures only areas....view proposed
Public Comment Period: September 19 - October 18, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #303

Special Fishing Regulations - Bald Eagle Creek....view proposed
Public Comment Period: September 14 - October 13, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 8.17.2020

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - October 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 18 - September 16, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 8.17.2020

Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions and Revisions - October 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: August 18 - September 16, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #300

Penns Creek fishing regulations....view proposed
Public Comment Period: August 8 - September 8, 2020 
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #299

Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River and River Estuary fishing regulations....view proposed
Public Comment Period: August 8 - September 8, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #298

Sand & gravel rate....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: August 8 - September 8, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Rulemaking #297

Lake Pleasant bait regulations....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: August 8 - September 8, 2020
COMMENT ON THIS NOTICE

Notice - 5.19.2020

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 19 - June 19, 2020

Notice - 5.19.2020

Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions and Revisions - July 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: May 19 - June 19, 2020

Notice - 3.19.2020

Fishing in Stocked Trout Waters and Regional Opening Day of Trout Season....view notice
Effective Date: Upon publication in the PA Bulletin (~3.28.2020)

Notice - 3.19.2020

Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Trout 2020....view notice
Effective Date: Upon publication in the PA Bulletin (~3.28.2020)

Rulemaking #295

Fishing License Display Requirement....view rulemaking
Effective Date: Upon publication in the PA Bulletin

Rulemaking #294

Harvest limits for Walleye and Yellow Perch for Lake Erie, Lake Erie tribuataries, and Presque Isle Bay....view rulemaking
Effective Date: Upon publication in the PA Bulletin

Notice - 3.5.2020

Temporary Change to Fishing Regulations - Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River, and River Estuary....view notice
Public Comment Period: March 14 - April 14, 2020

Notice - 3.5.2020

Grass Carp Permit - Harris Pond....view notice
Public Comment Period: March 14 - March 24, 2020

Notice - 2.24.2020

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - April 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: February 22 - March 23, 2020

Notice - 2.24.2020

Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions and Revisions - April 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: February 22 - March 23, 2020

Notice - 11.12.2019

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - Jan. 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: November 23 - December 24, 2019

Notice - 11.12.2019

Classification of Wild Trout Streams – Proposed Additions and Revisions - Jan. 2020....view notice
Public Comment Period: November 23 - December 24, 2019

Notice - 9.28-2019

Temporary Change to Fishing Regulations - Sheppard-Meyers Reservoir, York County....view notice
Public Comment Period: None
Effective Date: September 28, 2019

Rulemaking #293

Special Fishing Regulations....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019

Rulemaking #292

Special Fishing Regulations....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019

Rulemaking #291

Motorboat Noise Control....view rulemaking
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019

Notice - 8.28.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designations - October meeting....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 7 through October 7, 2019

Notice - 8.28.2019

Triploid Grass Carp Permit Applications....view notice
Public Comment Period: September 7 through September 17, 2019

Notice - 8.12.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - October 2019....view notice

Notice - 8.12.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - October 2019....view notice

Notice - 7.29.2019

Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program - Panfish....view notice

Notice - 7.5.2019

Mentored Youth Fishing Program - Catfish 2019....view notice

Notice - 5.16.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designation - Spruce Creek....view notice

Notice - 5.16.2019

Notice Adopted....view final
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Proposed Special Regulation Designation - Multiple....view notice

Notice - 4.25.2019

Notice Adopted....view final

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - July 2019....view notice

Notice - 4.25.2019

Notice Adopted....view final

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - April 2019....view notice

Notice - 3.7.209

Notice - 3.7.209

Notice - 3.7.209

Special Regulation Designations - Spruce Creek....view notice

Notice - 3.7.2019

Boat and Marine Forfeiture; Maximum Amount....view notice

Rulemaking #289

Adopted....view final
Effective Date....Upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin

Boating Regulations - Allegheny County....view proposal

Notice - 2.27.2019

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - April 2019....view notice

Notice - 2.27.2019

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - April 2019....view notice

Rulemaking #288

Special Fishing Regulations....view proposal

Notice - 11.8.2018

Fees for Use Permits for Unpowered Boats....view notice
Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Notice - 11.8.2018

Special Regulation Designations....view notice
Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Notice - 11.8.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters - January 2019....view notice

Notice - 11.8.2018

Notice Adopted....view final

Classification of Wild Trout Streams - Proposed Additions, Revisions, and Revisions - January 2019....view notice

 

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