600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
March 16, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby (360) 902-2256
Fish and Wildlife Commission to hold workshop on March 20 and 21
OLYMPIA --The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a workshop
to address a number of hunting and fishing issues this Friday and Saturday.
The meeting begins at 4 p.m. Friday in room 172 of the Natural Resources
Building, 1111 Washington St. SE.
The Saturday session in the same room is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Highlights of the Friday session include briefings on the North of Falcon salmon
fishing season-setting negotiations and draft hunting policies on the Colville
Reservation on negotiations with tribes on hunting issues.
The commission has scheduled an executive session to discuss current or
potential litigation in the evening.
WDFW staff will brief the commission on proposed upcoming hunting seasons
for elk, bear, cougar and other wildlife species beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
An update on activities of the Pacific Fishery Management Council is scheduled
to take place in the morning. The balance of Saturday's meeting will focus on a variety
of fishing issues.
The commission and staff are scheduled to discuss long-term funding issues for
the department in the afternoon.