Fishing Guide Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) formed the Fishing Guide Advisory Group in 2019 to engage guides from throughout Washington State, increase communication and transparency in management, and get feedback on critical fisheries management decisions that have impacts on the industry. One of the group's first tasks will be to help advise the agency on the new guide logbook system in order to make it as simple and user-friendly as possible while preserving the Fish and Wildlife Commission's goals of gathering critical data on where and how guide businesses operate in Washington.

Mission statement

The Fishing Guide Advisory Group provides recommendations to the department with the objective of:

  • Increasing communication and quality of information shared between WDFW and the guide industry, and 
  • Providing local expertise and advice to the department in order to support sound management decisions and sustainable fishing opportunities.

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials
Nov 2, 2020, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

Aug 4, 2020, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

May 5, 2020, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

Feb 10, 2020, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

Dec 17, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

Nov 25, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Natural Resources Building 
1111 Washington St. SE 
Olympia, WA 98501

Oct 21, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Region 3 District Office
1130 W University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Sep 23, 2019, 3 - 7pm

In-person meeting