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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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January 11-12, 2013 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
January 11-12, 2013

Legislative Building - 416 Sid Snyder Avenue NW Olympia, WA 98501
First Floor - Columbia Room

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

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

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  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
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, including:
  • Sturgeon
  • Budget Update - David Giglio, Assistant Director, Technology and Finance Management and Owen Rowe, Budget Officer
    Presentation - PDF format (689 KB)
10:30 A.M. 4. WAC 220-20-010 - Structural Improvements and Updates - Decision

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Department staff will request approval on the proposed amendments to WAC 220-20-010 to split this rule apart. The changes will clarify, reorganize, and restructure the content of the WAC. 

- Summary - PDF format (6.4 MB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
10:45 A.M. 5. 2013 North of Falcon Policy C-3608 - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will provide a briefing on the North of Falcon Policy C-3608 and propose modifications for the Commission’s consideration to the 2013 through 2014 policy.

- Summary - PDF format (69 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (719 KB)

Staff Report:
Pat Pattillo, Salmon Policy Coordinator and John Long, Statewide Salmon Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:30 A.M. 6. Proposed Land Transaction - Decision

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The Commission will consider approval of various land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat, enhancement of public recreation opportunities, and responsible property management.
  • Proposed sale of the 19.4 acre Colville Fish Hatchery property to Stevens County
- Presentation - PDF format (2.8 MB)

Staff Report:
Dan Budd, Real Estate Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
12:45 P.M.

7. Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project - Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project. 

Item deferred for Executive Session.  Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), the Commission met 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.

Staff Report:
George Wilhere, Research Scientist
Timothy Quinn, Chief Scientist, Habitat Program

1:45 P.M.

8. Enforcement Program Staffing Study - Briefing

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Department staff will provide a briefing to the Commission on current staffing levels in the Enforcement Program.

Item deferred for Executive Session. Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), the Commission met 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.

Staff Report:
Bruce Bjork, Chief, Enforcement Program

3:00 P.M. 9. 2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the upcoming Sportfishing rules and regulations for the 2013-14 season.

- Summary - PDF format (388 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (523 KB)

Staff Report:
Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, Fish Program

4:30 P.M.

10. Giant Pacific Octopus - Briefing

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Department staff will provide a briefing on giant pacific octopus and will seek guidance from the Commission on the scope of policy options, process and schedule to address protection of the Giant Pacific Octopus in waters of the Puget Sound.

- Summary - PDF format (19 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (509 KB)

Staff Report:
Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, Fish Program

5:00 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013 (AUDIO COMING SOON)

8:30
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.

9:00
A.M.

12. Columbia River Fishery Management - Decision

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Department staff will review and discuss the draft Columbia River Fishery Management policy with the Commission.

- Summary - PDF format (822 KB)

Staff Report:
Guy Norman, Regional Director

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:45 A.M. 13. Executive Session

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Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), the Commission will meet in executive session to review the performance of a public employee. No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to listen to the executive session.

Item deferred to February 8-9, 2013 meeting      

12:45 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.
1:00 P.M.
ADJOURN

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