FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2011
Ohio Anglers Encouraged to Participate in Survey
COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife invites anglers to visit www.ohiodnr.com/creel to take a new online angler survey.
The online survey asks anglers to provide feedback on a variety of topics including fishing preferences, fish consumption, fishing regulations for American Electric Power ReCreation lands, and potential threats to the quality of fishing in Ohio. Anglers will also be given the opportunity to provide general comments about fishing in Ohio.
The online survey will be available beginning May 4, 2011 and will run through September 30, 2011. Responses to the survey are confidential. Information provided by anglers through the surveys is vital to the successful management of Ohio's fisheries. The division encourages all anglers to participate.
Fisheries biologists use angler survey data in combination with biological data from fish populations to identify ways of improving fishing on Ohio's inland reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and Lake Erie.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com
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For more information, contact:
Scott Hale, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614. 265. 6554
Kevin Page, ODNR Division of Widlife
740. 928. 7034 ext 222