Trout Management Law and Legal Definition

Trout Management refers to a process of establishing and maintaining wild trout stocks in suitable waters of the state that are readily accessible to the general public as well as in those waters in remote areas. It establishes angling regulations designed to maintain the wild trout fishery in those waters by natural reproduction. It discourages artificial planting of hatchery-raised hybrid and nonnative fish species in wild trout waters or in other areas that would adversely affect native aquatic species.

The following is an example of the state statute(California) that explains about the biological and physical inventory of trout streams and lakes:

Cal Fish & G Code § 1726.4 states that biological and physical inventories prepared for each stream, stream system, or lake shall include an assessment of the resource status, threats to the continued well-being of the fishery resource, the potential for fishery resource development, and recommendations, including necessary changes in the allowed take of trout, for the development of each stream or lake to its full capacity as a fishery.