Bill Status of HJR0141 99th General Assembly
Short Description: URGE DNR - GAR PROTECTIONS
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, La Shawn K. Ford, John C. D'Amico, Andrew F Skoog and Jerry Costello, II
(Sen. Wm. Sam McCann - Andy Manar)
| 5/31/2016||House||Adopted Both Houses|
Synopsis As Introduced
Urges the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to develop protections as needed for all Illinois native gar species to ensure the long term viability of the shortnose gar, the longnose gar, the spotted gar, and the alligator gar, with particular protections developed for alligator gar. Urges the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to apply these protections as needed and include site specific size and creel limits based on the size of the reproductively mature gar to protect brood stock from premature harvest. Urges the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to work with partners to identify ways to expand and expedite the reintroduction of alligator gar to waterways to expedite the creation of a sustainable and regulated trophy fishing resource in the State.