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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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February 14, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby (360) 902-2256

State and tribal commissions to tackle fish management issues

OLYMPIA -- Salmon and steelhead cooperative management will be among the important issues on the agenda when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and various tribal leaders meet in public session at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

The state and tribes currently are trying to reach agreement on efforts to mark hatchery coho salmon to protect wild fish through selective fisheries. They also are attempting to resolve several other issues while they improve the state and tribal cooperative management environment.

The meeting will take place at the auditorium in the headquarters building of the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, 72732 Linderson Way SW in Tumwater. The meeting is scheduled to last until 5 p.m.

The press and public are invited to the meeting, which will be the fourth between the Fish and Wildlife Commission and tribes of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.