WDFW LogoWashington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  HELP | EMPLOYMENT | NEWS | CONTACT  
WDFW LogoAbout WDFW
Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


January 21, 1999
Contact: Jeff Weathersby (360) 902-2256

  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

Commission to consider fishing, tribal hunting guidelines Feb. 5-6

OLYMPIA--Fishing and tribal hunting issues will be the focus of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission's Feb. 5-6 meeting here, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 in room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE. The Feb. 6 meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the same location.

Fish issues to be considered on Feb. 5 include:

  • Adoption of the 1999-2000 sportfishing rules
  • Endorsement of the PATH process results as the biological basis for formulating decisions concerning the operation and configuration of the federal Snake River power system.
  • A briefing on an interagency plan to manage leases and permits for construction of a new pier and sewage discharges at Cherry Point, which once was the location of Puget Sound's largest herring stock. That stock is in serious decline

WDFW staff also will brief the commission on the results of a feasibility study for mandatory training for bowhunters.

The commission at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 will receive a staff briefing on draft state-tribal hunting management guidelines as well as a proposed schedule for taking the guidelines through a public review process. No public testimony on the draft guidelines will be taken at this meeting.

Then the commission will consider adopting permanent policy guidelines for WDFW staff use during the North of Falcon salmon season-setting public process. That process begins with a Feb. 25 public meeting to announce WDFW's estimates for 1999 salmon runs returning to Washington waters, to be held at 10 a.m. in the General Administration Building, 210 11th St. in Olympia.

The North of Falcon process culminates during the week of April 5-9 in Sacramento, Calif., when salmon fishing seasons for Washington waters and the ocean will be announced.