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

March 16, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby (360) 902-2256

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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.