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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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November 8-9, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
November 8-9, 2012

Natural Resources Building - 1111 Washington St SE Olympia WA 98501
First Floor, Room 172

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

8:30 A.M. 1. Call to Order

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  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
    - November 2, 2012 – conference call
8:45 A.M. 2. Open Public Input

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The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:15 A.M. 3. Director’s Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
  • Budget - Operations Support
  • Steller Sea Lions
10:30 A.M. 4. WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes Round 3 – Decision

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the proposed third batch of technical rule changes associated with the WAC overhaul project.  This proposal is to update, clarify, reorganize, and restructure numerous bottomfish, commercial shellfish, and recreational shellfish rules. 

Staff Report:
Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

10:45 A.M. 5. WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes, Round 4 - Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the fourth batch of technical rule changes associated with the WAC overhaul project. The proposal amends WAC sections to update, clarify, reorganize, and restructure numerous wildlife, fish, and shellfish rules.

Staff Report:
Joanna Eide, Administrative. Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:30 A.M. 6. Puget Sound Recovery and Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the activities and commitments within the Department relating to Puget Sound recovery.F format (2 MB)

Staff Report: 
Margen Carlson, Puget Sound Policy Lead, Habitat Program

1:00 P.M. 7. WDFW Use of Social Media

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Department staff will demonstrate how the agency is using social media to support its enforcement, public affairs and outreach efforts.

Staff Report:
Bruce Botka, Public Affairs and Community Outreach Manager
Mike Cenci, Deputy Chief, Enforcement Program
Madonna Luers, Communications Consultant

2:00 P.M. 8. Columbia River Fishery Management - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department Staff will brief the Commission on the results of meetings with the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Workgroup.

Staff Report:
Guy Norman, Regional Director

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:30 P.M. RECESS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012

8:00
A.M.
9. Executive Session

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Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), the Commission will meet in executive session to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency is, or is likely to become, a party. 

No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to attend the executive session.
9:00
A.M.
10. Puget Sound Shrimp Policy Review – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the preliminary analysis of spot shrimp fishery management options and draft language for a policy that includes fishery management objectives and resource conservation principles.

Staff Report:
Rich Childers, Puget Sound Shellfish Manager

11:15
A.M.
11. Open Public Input

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The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

1:00
P.M.

12. Commission's Annual Meeting with the Governor

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Location: Governor’s Office, Legislative Building, Olympia

In accordance with RCW 77.04.055, the Commission will meet with Governor Gregoire to review and prescribe basic goals and objectives, and review the performance of the Department in implementing fish and wildlife policies.

2:15 P.M.

13. Wildlife Conflict Rules - Rule Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on amendments to wildlife interaction/conflict regulations.

Amend: 
WAC 232-36-030 Definitions.
WAC 232-36-051 Killing wildlife causing private property damage.
WAC 232-36-100 Payment for commercial crop damage – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-200 Payment for commercial livestock damage – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-250 Payment for noncommercial livestock or guard dog losses – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-260 Application of cash compensation for noncommercial livestock or guard dog losses – Procedure.
WAC 232-36-400 Commercial crop or livestock damage claim – Dispute resolution.

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:30 P.M. 14. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief

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The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
3:45 P.M.
ADJOURN

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov