May 12, 1997
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360) 902-2408
Aberdeen among wild salmon policy briefing sites
ABERDEEN -- Area residents can learn about the Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) proposal to save wild salmon at a public meeting from 7 to
9:30 p.m., May 22 at The Nordic Inn, 1700 S. Boone St.
The session offers the public a chance to review and comment on the draft Wild
Salmonid Policy, which calls for dramatic changes to save wild salmonids, including
native salmon, trout, char, grayling and whitefish.
The draft policy, created by WDFW at the direction of the Legislature, includes
proposals for stricter fishing limits, changes in hatchery procedures to keep hatchery
fish separate from wild stocks and creation of local watershed councils to protect fish
After a series of public meetings around the state, the Washington Fish and
Wildlife Commission will hold formal public hearings before adopting a version of the
policy later this year.
Text of the draft Wild Salmonid Policy and related fact sheets are available on
the WDFW's home page at wdfw.wa.gov on the Internet.