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PFBC Responds to Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

This press release was written by the PA Fish and Boat Commission on March 26, 2020.​

***The information contained in this news release has been updated. Please note, on 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the statewide trout season was opened. Please abide by the Governor's Stay-at-Home order and practice social distancing while fishing and boatng.***

HARRISBURG, Pa (March 26) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting their favorite activities this spring.

As we continue to face the challenges of this rapidly shifting situation including travel restrictions, business and facility closures, and the desire to find safe and beneficial recreational activities, the PFBC is providing answers to several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Many detailed answers to questions about the upcoming trout season can also be answered by reviewing the PFBC news release issued on March 16, 2020.

Still have questions? Stay informed through official PFBC information updates posted on and our official social media channels, FacebookOpens In A New Window and TwitterOpens In A New Window. We welcome your call at (717)705-7800 or email at

Please practice social distancing while fishing and boating.