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

 

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July 16, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL

July 16, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Olympia, Washington

ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Phil Anderson, Director
Ken Chew
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
George Orr, left early
Jim Scott
Chuck Perry
Jo Wadsworth
Brad Smith
Bruce Bjork
Rollie Schmitten
Rich Childers
Margaret Ainscough
Darren Friedel
Dave Pulliam
Commission Staff:
Dave Waree
Susan Yeager
Bill Phillips
Darlene Bartlett
Ann Larson
David Gigilio

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

A. HUNTER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS – RULE BRIEFING, PUBLIC HEARING & RULE ACTION

Dave Ware presented proposed amendments to WAC 232-28-299, Mandatory report of hunting activity, to make them consistent with rules adopted by the Commission earlier this year. No public signed up to testify on this item.

Commissioner Schmitten moved, seconded by Commissioner Smith, to amend WAC 232-28-299, Mandatory report of hunting activity, as proposed. The motion carried unanimously.

B. PUGET SOUND CRAB POLICY UPDATES – DISCUSSION

Commissioners and Department staff discussed possible updates to Commission Policy C-3609, Puget Sound Crab Policy.  The Commissioners agreed the draft policy was on track for the public hearings scheduled for next week.

C. PROPOSED 2011-2013 DEPARTMENT BUDGET PACKAGES – BRIEFING

Joe Stohr updated the Commission on the status of proposed 2011-2013 operating and capital budget decision packages, including stakeholder involvement in strategic planning and the Department’s legislative direction for the next fiscal year.

D. GENERAL DISCUSSION

The Commission and Director discussed recent activities and items of interest, including:

  • Agenda items for the August 6-7, 2010, Commission meeting in Olympia
  • WDFW regional awards ceremonies
  • Public meetings on lead fishing tackle restrictions
  • Area 4 Bottomfish alternative rule development process
  • Introduction of new Assistant Director, Dave Pulliam

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 10:59 a.m.