The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking comments from anglers.
On January 6th the department will mail questionnaires to 4,500 Vermonters and 900 people out-of-state asking about their fishing habits and opinions on fisheries management issues.
The anglers have been randomly selected from 2009 fishing license records. The department says their identities will be kept confidential and any answers given will not be associated with their names.
Officials say survey takers only need to fill out sections that reflect their fishing habits.
Fisheries Director Eric Palmer says the information will help to manage Vermont’s diverse fisheries resources to meet the desires of the state’s fishermen.