Special sunfish regulations open house meetings set

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to collect public comments and share information on proposed sunfish regulation changes for Shields Lake in Rice County.
The DNR section of Fisheries will hold an in-person open house in Rice County and one open house in the Twin Cities metro area to cover all proposals as part of the statutory process.
The purpose of the proposed change is to protect and improve sunfish angling and size.
If adopted, the special regulation will reduce the daily limit for sunfish on Shields Lake from 20 to 5.
The open house is Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6-7 p.m. at the Faribault Community Center’s Peterson Room located at 15 W. Division St. in Faribault.
The statewide open house is Tuesday, Oct. 5 from noon-4 p.m. at the DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
If adopted, the special regulation will go into effect March 1, 2022.
Comments can also be made online by visiting mndnr.gov/sunfish at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/sunfish/index.html and taking the online survey at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RrAU68QkGUWPJricIVmCjB6qVAV2knRGp1e6e8mKIzhUNTBUWkk0MElIV0VDMU1aT1VCM0pIRDM5Mi4u.
Calls to the Waterville area fisheries office will be accepted at 507-497-1820, and emailed comments can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOURCE: Minnesota DNR