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New advisory council is seeking members

FILE "“ A new advisory council for Utah aquaculture is looking for members.
FILE "“ A new advisory council for Utah aquaculture is looking for members.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A new advisory council in Utah is looking for members.

The newly created Private Aquaculture Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations to the commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and members of the Utah Wildlife Board, regarding private fish ponds, private fish stocking and other private aquaculture-related items in the state.

The council, which will consist of 10 members, will include two employees of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources; two employees with the agriculture department; one member of the public representing angling interests; two members of the public representing the private aquaculture industry; and three members of the public representing private ponds or fee-fishing facilities.

Nominations must be submitted by one of the groups or agencies listed above by June 30. Interested parties cannot nominate themselves.

The nomination form and more information about the council can be found at wildlife.utah.gov/paac-nominations.html.