New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 22, 2016:
Public urged to catch fish in Santa Fe River before it goes dry
SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish has issued an emergency salvage order allowing the public to harvest an unlimited amount of fish by any means from the Santa Fe River between Camino Cabra and Camino Alire from June 22-30.
The salvage order was requested by the City of Santa Fe as water flowing into the riverbed from upstream reservoirs will be insufficient to sustain fish. The salvage order will allow anglers to remove trout from the Santa Fe River before it runs dry.
The department had stocked hundreds of trout in the river for the June 4 children’s fishing derby. Anglers caught most of those fish, but some may remain in the river between Camino Cabra and Camino Alire.
Tackle regulations will be suspended during the salvage period that begins at 12:01 a.m. June 22 through 11:59 p.m. June 30.
Fish can be removed from the river using nets or by other means. Anglers ages 12 and older are required to have a state fishing license.
For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.