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Yellowstone To Change Fishing Permit Fees

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Date: March 16, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2012           12-015    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone To Change Fishing Permit Fees

Anglers in Yellowstone National Park will see a slight increase in fishing permit fees this season to help enhance the park's fisheries management program and to begin implementing conservation actions that were outlined in the 2011 Native Fish Conservation Plan.

The new fee structure will include a three-day permit for $18, a 7-day permit for $25 and an annual permit for $40. Current permit fees are $15, $20 and $35, respectively. Permits for anglers 15 years of age and younger will remain free.

Fisheries management activities are primarily focused on the recovery of the Yellowstone Lake Ecosystem through the restoration of the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Other activities include the restoration of cutthroat trout and Arctic Grayling in streams and lakes, exotic aquatic species prevention, fish population monitoring, water quality monitoring, enforcing fishing regulations, interpreting fisheries for park visitors, angler surveys and operational costs such as boat dock maintenance, fuel costs and permit printing and issuance costs.

A fee increase will help support one of the most significant efforts in the lake restoration project -- the removal of non-native lake trout, which prey upon and reduce the population of cutthroat trout. This program is also supported by the park's official fundraising partner, the Yellowstone Park Foundation, which committed $1 million toward fish conservation for 2012.
 
Fishing permit fees have been charged in Yellowstone since 1993, with the last change in the fee structure occurring in 2004. The new fees will not only help ensure the viability of the park's fisheries program for future years, but are also in keeping in line with fees charged by neighboring states. On average, fees throughout Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Utah run $15 per day for short-term non-resident permits and $77 for annual non-resident permits. Yellowstone anticipates approximately 40,000 multi-day permits will be sold this season.

Yellowstone's 2012 fishing season begins May 26 and extends through and includes the first Sunday in November. For more information on season dates, fishing regulations and more, visit http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.

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