SB 5166 - DIGEST

Requires a recreational fishing license to fish for smelt.

Requires the department of natural resources and the department of fish and wildlife to: (1) Collaborate to conduct a survey of the location of surf smelt and sand lance spawning grounds; and

(2) To the extent available, conduct the surveys using crews of the veterans conservation corps.

Requires the department of fish and wildlife to conduct a mid-water trawl survey to evaluate the prevalence of adults of all species of forage fish.