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

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November 15, 2005
Contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705

WDFW seeks nominations to
sport fishing advisory group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through Dec. 9 for membership on its sport fishing advisory group.

Up to 20 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the Anadromous and Marine Resources Sport Fishing Advisory Group for 2006 and 2007. 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 North of Falcon season planning process. Members also are expected to communicate policy decisions to sport fishing groups in their areas.

“Advisors are an important link between WDFW and the sport fishing community,” said Pat Pattillo, WDFW salmon policy coordinator. “We’re interested in finding people who understand fisheries and have an ability to communicate with fisheries managers and local 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 received by Dec. 9, and must be accompanied by a resume of the nominee. Nominations can be submitted to Pat Pattillo, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501 or faxed to (360) 902-2158. For more information, contact Pat Pattillo at (360) 902-2705, or email at pattiplp@dfw.wa.gov.