Vermont's 12-Fish Daily Limit on Brook Trout
The following presentation was put together by the Vermont chapter of NFC. It outlines how Vermont is managing its native brook trout in rivers and streams, as well as its nonnative brown and rainbow trout and what are mostly stocked brook trout in lakes in ponds.
At 12-fish Vermont's daily limit on brook trout in rivers and streams it is by far the highest in the east, and 33% higher than then next highest, more than double most states, and 55-60% higher than all the regional averages.
While there is no "science" to back the position that this is harmful to native brook trout, there is no science that backs the position that nonnative browns and rainbows are more susceptible to angler exploitation as implied by the 6-fish limit on them which is half that of brook trout.