Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Fund Oversight Committee Members

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Contact Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Fund Oversight Committee

Ryan Lothrop
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
360-902-2808
Ryan.Lothrop@dfw.wa.gov
Laurie Peterson
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
360-902-2790
Laurie.Peterson@dfw.wa.gov

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Fund Oversight Committee

The Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Fund (PSRFEF) Oversight Committee was created in 2003 by the legislature (RCW 77.105.160).  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) select +7 individuals to serve on the PSRFEF Oversight Committee on a two-year term to meet quarterly.

PSRFEF Oversight Committee has the following duties:

  1. Advise the department on all aspects of the Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program;
  2. Review and provide guidance on the annual budget for the recreational fisheries enhancement account;
  3. Select a chair of the committee. It is the chair's duty to coordinate with the department on all issues related to the Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program;
  4. Meet at least quarterly with the department's coordinator of the Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program;
  5. Review and comment on program documents and proposed production of salmon and other species; and
  6. Address other issues related to the purposes of the Puget Sound recreational fisheries enhancement program that are of interest to recreational fishers in Puget Sound.

This advisory committee will not create rules or policies; but will provide insight and recommendations to the Director and the Assistant Director, Fish Program.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the PSRFEF is to conserve, enhance, and promote recreational fisheries within Puget Sound and Lake Washington.  The PSRFEF Oversight Committee members and coordinators jointly:

(A) Develop recommendations, with assistance from the coordinator, for outcome-based goals and objectives to assess the effectiveness of the program;
(B) Meet with the director each year to review these goals and objectives; and
(C) Report annually with the director to the commission on the goals of the program and the effectiveness of the program in meeting those goals.

 

Program Goal:  Improve the recreational fishing opportunities in Puget Sound and Lake Washington and increase the economic benefits from the fishery.

Outcome Performance Measure:  Increase angler trips in Puget Sound and Lake Washington by 5% per biennium.

 

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

Latest meetings      View all meetings
Date Location Meeting Materials
June 22, 2016 Northwest Marine Technology, Tumwater Agenda
January 7, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Minutes
November 16, 2015 Mill Creek Agenda | Minutes
September 28, 2015 Mill Creek Agenda | Minutes
June 23, 2015 Olympia Agenda | Minutes
May 14, 2015 Olympia Agenda | Minutes
January 8, 2015 Olympia Agenda | Minutes
October 28, 2014 Olympia Agenda | Minutes
June 4, 2014 Minter Creek Hatchery Agenda | Minutes
April 22, 2014 Seattle Agenda | Minutes

Other Information

Legislation
Goals and Objectives
Lake Washington Sockeye predation study Letter of Support
PSRFEF Enabling Legislation
Fisheries Enhancement Facts
2015 Letter of Support Deschutes Hatchery
2013 Letter of Support Deschutes Hatchery
General
PSRFEF Commission Presentation 2015
PSRFEF Commission Presentation 2014
Puget Sound Recreational Salmon and Marine Fish Enhancement Program
Movements of hatchery-reared lingcod released on rocky reefs in Puget Sound
Performance Audit
Delayed Release Chinook Audit
Summary: Delayed-release chinook program performance audit
Dedicated Fund Performance Audit
Transmittal Letter to State Auditor Brian Sonntag
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee Response Letter
2011-13 Budget
Revised Proposal for PSRFE Funded Hatchery Programs Letter
Thank You Letter Re: Jim Scott, Fish Program AD
2011-13 BN PSRFEF Budget Simple