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December 31, 1996
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Commission workshop to feature meeting with tribal leaders, briefings on fish issues
LACEY -- A meeting with tribal leaders as well as briefings on salmon, shrimp,
crab and other fishery management issues will highlight Friday and Saturday's
workshop of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lacey Community
Center, Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E. in Lacey. The
meeting with the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is scheduled to last from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The commission is scheduled to hear a department briefing on the possible
threat posed by Atlantic salmon to native fish species at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday's session is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with a briefing on the coastal
spot shrimp fishery. Department briefings on the management of the crab, razor clam,
Hood Canal shrimp and salmon fisheries also are scheduled to occur on Saturday
The commission is scheduled to be briefed on the status of the state's Wild
Salmonid Policy at 10:50 a.m. The commission will receive a preliminary forecast of the
1997 salmon fishing season at approximately 11:10 a.m.
The commission will receive a variety of other reports from department
employees and interested citizens on each of the two days.
No formal commission actions are scheduled for these workshop sessions.
The commission's next formal meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in