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California weighs some freshwater fishing bans over virus

 

Last updated 4/15/2020 at 10:35am

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators will try again to convene an online public meeting to discuss a potential limited ban on freshwater fishing during the coronavirus pandemic after last week's teleconference was canceled when it became overwhelmed by hundreds of callers.

The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider emergency closures of some California rivers, streams and lakes at the request of local officials concerned that visiting anglers might spread the virus.

Rumors circulated last week on social media that the commission was considering shutting down all freshw...



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