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


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November 01, 2017
Contact: Bill Tweit, (360) 902-2723

Washington and Oregon seek nominations
for Columbia River fishery advisory groups

OLYMPIA - Fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are seeking candidates to fill positions on advisory committees that provide guidance on sport and commercial fishing issues on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

The two states' fish and wildlife departments will accept nominations for three-year terms to their joint advisory groups for Columbia River sport and commercial fisheries through Thursday, Nov. 30. The term is for three years from 2018 through 2020.

The two groups meet two to four times per year to develop recommendations for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and smelt fisheries. Members are expected to provide comments on issues addressed by the North of Falcon season-setting process for salmon fisheries, Columbia River Compact commercial fishing hearings, and joint state hearings on sportfishing regulations.

"Advisory group members provide an important voice for the fishing public," said Bill Tweit, special assistant for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). "We're looking for candidates who can fill that essential role."

Up to 20 candidates will be chosen for each advisory group, which together represent all aspects of the Northwest fishing industry, Tweit said. Qualifications for nominations to each group are posted on WDFW's website at:

Any group or individual may submit a nomination. Nominations should include the following information: A resume with contact information and a statement that describes the nominee's fishing experience, interest in serving on the committee and ability to communicate with regional constituents.

Nominations from both Washington and Oregon can be submitted to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) by mail at 17330 SE Clackamas, OR 97015, by FAX at (971) 673-6072, or by email to john.a.north@state.or.us.