The state’s fish license process has been under scrutiny by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which said it’s working on revisions.
A letter from the agency, obtained by Ars, asks that the state update its rules for licensing the state’s catch and kill fish.
The Fish and Game Division is a part of the Interior Department, which also oversees the Bureau of Land Management.
The agency has been looking into the state fish license program for more than a year.
A spokeswoman for Fish and Wildlife, which oversees the license, told Ars that the agency has asked for the changes.
“We believe the proposed changes are the best solution to ensure the public is protected from potential threats, including harmful species,” she wrote in an email.
“As a result, we have initiated an internal review of the state system to ensure it is safe for all users, including the public.”
In a statement, the agency said it “remains committed to the issuance of licenses in the best interests of the fish and game industry.”
Colorado fish licenses expire at the end of July.