WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE
COMMISSION MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL Friday, May 4, 2012
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Chief Bruce Bjork
FRIDAY, May 4, 2012
Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
A. Minutes for Approval - Decision:
The Commission considered approval of the following meeting minutes:
April 6, 2012 conference call
April 13-14, 2012 meeting
Commissioner Carpenter moved, seconded by Commissioner Smith to approve the minutes from April 6 & April 13-14, 2012 as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Round 2 Technical WAC Rule Repeals – Briefing: Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program, provided the Commission with an overview of the technical expedited rule-making proposal that was filed as part of the WAC overhaul project.
C. General Discussion: Commissioners and the Director discussed recent activities and items of interest.
ADA Committee Selection – decision will be made at May 18, 2012 conference call. Second position still open. Chair Wecker requested Dolores Noyés presence at an upcoming meeting.
Commission Committee Reports
Thank you to Jim Scott and staff for modeling presentation.
Presentation on Red and Green Urchin – Robert Sizemore did an outstanding job. Recommend full Commission presentation.
Six month agenda
Fishing report, Columbia River
Baker River sockeye
Marine area 4b
Puget Sound shrimp review
Coastal white sturgeon
Upper Columbia River chinook
May 31, 2012 work session
Tagging rock fish
Annual awards ceremony – May 15, 2012
Governor signed Senate bill 6406, HPA legislation
Spring Chinook fishery
US/Canada albacore treaty
Colville Confederated Tribes letter
Wenas Wildlife Area – target shooting issues
Razor clam fishery increase
Caught in the Act – update
Great lowland lake opener
Conservation Northwest workshop video to be viewed at a future meeting