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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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October 07, 2008
Contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705

WDFW seeks nominations to
sportfishing advisory group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through Oct. 31 for membership on its sportfishing advisory group.

Up to 20 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the Anadromous and Marine Resources Sportfishing Advisory Group for 2009 and 2010. Those selected will provide guidance to WDFW on issues affecting recreational fisheries for salmon and other marine fish species.

Members of the advisory group are expected to meet as a group three or four times a year and participate in the annual salmon season-setting process, known as North of Falcon. Members also are expected to communicate policy decisions to sportfishing groups in their areas, said Pat Pattillo, WDFW salmon policy coordinator.

“Advisors are an important link between the department and the sportfishing community,” Pattillo said. "We're looking for people with first-hand knowledge of the fisheries and an ability to communicate with both fishery managers and their fellow anglers.”

Nominees do not have to be affiliated with an organized group, and current members of the advisory group may be reappointed.

Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.

  • Relevant experience and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group.

  • Nominee’s effectiveness in communication.

  • Name and contact information for any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be received by Oct. 31. Nominations may be submitted to Pat Pattillo by mail: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501; or email pattiplp@dfw.wa.gov. For more information, contact Pattillo at (360) 902-2705.