WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE
COMMISSION MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL
Friday, June 15, 2012
|Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
|Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
FRIDAY, June 15, 2012
Vice Chair Douvia called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.
A. Revisions to WAC 220-95-100 and WAC 220-95-110 to Increase the Maximum Bid Price for Commercial Sea Cucumber and Sea Urchin Licenses – Rule Change Action
The Department requested a rule change to increase the maximum bid price for commercial sea cucumber and sea urchin licenses that the Commission was briefed on during the June 1 & 2, 2012 meeting. Presented by Bob Sizemore, Research Scientist, Fish Program.
Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Mahnken to make permanent amendments to WAC 220-95-100 and WAC 220-95-110 as recommended by department staff. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Minutes for Approval - Decision
The Commission considered approval of the following meeting minutes while expressing appreciation to staff for a job well done:
May 18, 2012 conference call
May 31, 2012 Mainstem Columbia River Fisheries Workshop
June 1 & 2, 2012 regular meeting minutes
Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Jennings to approve the May 18, 2012 conference call; May 31, 2012 Mainstem Columbia River Fisheries Workshop; June 1 & 2, 2012 regular meeting minutes as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
C. General Discussion
Commissioners and the Deputy Director discussed recent activities and items of interest:
‘Link to Nature’ suggested as name for new committee
Community outreach radio interviews conducted by Dennis Beich – Okanogan County land acquisitions
Parks and Recreation Commission meeting - concern about reduction in youth participation
Black Hills Audubon Society – Need for non-consumptive users to participate more with WDFW (Discover Pass) and valuable agency resources they are interested in such as, staff speakers for meetings and youth camps
Meeting with Ferry, Pondera & Stevens County Commissioners and US Forest Service
Stevens County Walleye Club Meeting – Preparing for Governor’s Cup Tournament
Vice Chair Douvia adjourned the meeting at 8:46 am.