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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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June 18, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL

June 18, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Olympia, Washington

ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Phil Anderson, Director
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Ken Chew
Nathan Pamplin, Dep. Asst. Director, Wildlife Program
Connie Mahnken
Bruce Bjork, Chief, Enforcement Program
David Jennings, left early
Craig Burley, Division Manager, Fish Program
George Orr
John Whalen, Program Manager, Region 1
Chuck Perry
Jo Wadsworth, Dep. Asst. Director, Fish Program
Brad Smith, left early
Rich Childers, Shellfish Manager, Fish Program
Rollie Schmitten, called in late
Commission Staff:
Public: None
Susan Yeager, Exec. Assistant
Darline Bartlett, Admin. Assistant

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

A.  SUMMARY OF COMMISSION REQUESTS:
Director Anderson updated the Commissioners on the status of Commission requests. No new requests were suggested.  

B.  COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS:
This agenda item was postponed until the next Commission conference call on July 2, 2010.

C.  PUGET SOUND CRAB POLICY REVIEW OPTIONS:
Rich Childers briefed the Commissioners on the Department’s recreational and commercial advisory group’s recommendations for crab allocation options. The Commissioner’s reviewed the different options and took action.
Commissioner Orr moved, seconded by Commissioner Chew to approve the Department’s recommendation to reduce the six options to three. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission’s Fish Committee is to work with Director Anderson to draft a revised Puget Sound Crab policy before the August 6-7, 2010 meeting in Olympia.

D.  GENERAL DISCUSSION
Chair Wecker briefed the Commissioners on the meeting agenda development process and encouraged them to become more involved in the planning. The Commissioners also discussed the upcoming August meeting and potential alternatives due to the 2010 legislation that designates August 6 as a temporary layoff day.

Chuck Perry reported to the Commissioners about the Game Advisory Group meeting he attended in Ellensburg and commented on how well it was run and how positive the group was.

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 10:19 a.m.