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

October 21, 1996
Contact: Ed Isenson, 360-902-2408

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Meet with commissioners, staff on sportfishing rule changes

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold public meetings Nov. 6 and 12 to discuss proposed sportfishing rule changes.

There are 13 housekeeping changes, five new fishing opportunities, 11 conservations changes, nine changes to meet legal obligations and agreements and three policy issues being proposed.

Both meetings are scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. and will offer the opportunity for informal discussion with staff. Several members of the Fish and Wildlife Commission are scheduled to attend both meetings. A formal public hearing on the regulation changes will be held at the Dec. 6 and 7 commission meeting.

The meeting locations are:

Wednesday, Nov. 6
West Coast Sea-Tac Hotel
18220 Pacific Highway South
Seatac

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Ridpath Hotel
West 515 Sprague Ave.
Spokane

To receive further information, call (360) 902-2700 or write Sportfish Rules Committee, WDFW, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia WA 98501-1091.