DNR releases Spanish-language fishing regulation guide

Last Updated on September 3, 2015 by cassnetwork

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) has released a six-page fishing regulation booklet in Spanish called “Regulaciones de Pesca, Indiana 2015.”

The idea was spurred by research by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) that showed Latinos nationwide enjoy outdoor activities, but participate in fishing at lower rates. The DNR hopes to help Spanish-speakers overcome barriers, such as lack of information and experience, with this condensed version of the 2015 fishing guide, in Spanish.

Existing websites such as Vamos a Pescar, by RBFF, give Latino anglers general information about angling, but do not offer state-specific regulations, according to Mark Reiter, Director of DFW.

“We want everyone to have access to regulations they can easily understand,” Reiter said.

Regulaciones de Pesca can be found at fishing.IN.gov

State hunting regulations will also be translated in a similar format for the 2015-16 seasons.