The Division of Sport Fish is now accepting public comment on its statewide fish stocking plan.

The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release more than 7 million fish into the waters of Alaska every year for the next five years, to benefit recreational anglers. The stocking plan outlines how many of each species of fish we plan to stock at each location

Only fish from Division of Sport Fish hatchery facilities and fish from private non-profit hatcheries that have a cooperative agreement with ADF&G to produce fish for improving recreational fisheries are included in this plan.

The plan is posted on the agency’s website at under “Fishing Information – Stocking and Hatcheries – Lake and Smolt Stocking – Lake Stocking Plan.” Copies of the plan are also available for review at Division of Sport Fish area offices.

Comments may be sent to Diane Loopstra in Anchorage at (907) 267-2529, or e-mailed to Comments may also be mailed to Diane Loopstra, ADF&G – Sport Fish, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518.

The deadline for comment is January 8, 2010.