Indiana releases Spanish-language state fishing guide

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s wildlife agency has released a new Spanish-language fishing guide aimed at bringing Spanish-speaking residents up to speed on the state’s fishing regulations.

The idea of the six-page booklet was spurred by research by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation that shows Latinos enjoy outdoor activities, but they fish at lower rates than other Americans.

The state Department of Natural Resources hopes the condensed version of the state’s fishing guide can help Spanish-speakers overcome barriers such as lack of information about fishing Indiana’s lakes and rivers and the fishing regulations that go along with that pursuit.

The booklet, called “Regulaciones de Pesca, Indiana 2015,” can be found online at fishing.IN.gov.

The DNR plans to translate state hunting regulations into a similar format for the 2015-16 hunting seasons.

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