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Here's how you can weigh in on changes to Arizona fishing rules

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public input on proposed changes to the 2023-24 Arizona fishing regulations.

The department’s fishing regulations are updated every two years. They cover the amount of fish one can catch in a day, what to do with a fish once it’s caught, acceptable fishing locations and other topics.

There are four proposed changes for next year’s regulations, including creating a catch-and-release only fishery for all fish species at Lower Goldwater Lake.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required  for residents and non-residents older than 10 to fish in any public accessible water in the state.

The department will host a public forum webcast July 28 from 6-9 p.m. Comments can be submitted until Aug. 12. Proposed changes will be presented in September.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.