Local pond management workshop upcoming

From Press Reports

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Webster County.

The workshop will be this Thursday at the Webster County Career and Technology Center at 605 Hall Road in Eupora. A meal will be provided at 6 p.m. by the Webster County Extension office, followed by an hourlong presentation that will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming and fertilization. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to register by calling the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 or emailing Lisa Stewart at lisa.stewart@msstate.edu.

“This workshop will allow biologists and private pond owners the opportunity to discuss management options to improve fish populations and habitat,” according to MDWFP fisheries biologist Keith Meals. “This is a great way for us to provide how-to information that can help pond owners achieve their goals.”

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call 601-432-2200. Follow the agency on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline