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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
commission@dfw.wa.gov

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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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April 15, 2011 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL*

WHEN:  Friday, April 15, 2011 -- 8:30 a.m.

WHAT:

A. PETITION FOR RULE CHANGE, APRIL OPENING DATE FOR LOWLAND LAKES - DECISION:

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Following a briefing by Fish Program staff, the Commission will consider a petition for amendments to WAC 220-56-500, Game Fish Seasons and WAC 232-28-619, Seasons and Limits.  The petitioner, Sam Martin, Mayor of Conconully, requests that the Commission commence the rule making process for potential changes to the April opening date for lowland lakes. (Craig Burley)

- Summary - PDF format (103 KB)
Petition- PDF format (2.2 MB)

B. COMMERCIAL SHELLFISH POT GEAR ESCAPE MECHANISMS – PUBLIC HEARING & RULE ACTION:

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Department staff will review proposed amendments to WAC 220-52-035, Commercial shellfish pot gear-escape mechanism required, followed by Commission action. The Commission received a briefing at its April 8-9, 2011, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (102 KB)

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

C. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES:

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The Commission will consider approval of minutes from the following meetings:

D. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the current status of legislation related to the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources in Washington State.

E. GENERAL DISCUSSION:

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Commissioners and Department staff will discuss recent activities and items of interest.

*WHERE:
This meeting will take place via telephone conference call. The public may listen to the discussion via speakerphone by coming to the Commission Office, located at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources Building, 5th floor, 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia.  Public input will ONLY be accepted during Agenda item B. 

For additional information, contact the Commission Office at (360) 902-2267.

Susan Yeager, Executive Assistant
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
(360) 902-2267 office
(360) 902-2448 fax
email commission@dfw.wa.gov.