June 15, 2012 Minutes Conference Call

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Olympia, Washington


Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Larry Carpenter
David Jennings
Jay Kehne
Conrad Mahnken
Tami Lininger
Erin Gariépy
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Jim Scott
Bob Sizemore
Ann Coon
Georgia Prossick
Patty Carter

FRIDAY, June 15, 2012

Vice Chair Douvia called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

A. Revisions to WAC 220-95-100 and WAC 220-95-110 to Increase the Maximum Bid Price for Commercial Sea Cucumber and Sea Urchin Licenses – Rule Change Action
The Department requested a rule change to increase the maximum bid price for commercial sea cucumber and sea urchin licenses that the Commission was briefed on during the June 1 & 2, 2012 meeting.  Presented by Bob Sizemore, Research Scientist, Fish Program.

Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Mahnken to make permanent amendments to WAC 220-95-100 and WAC 220-95-110 as recommended by department staff.  The motion carried unanimously. 

B. Minutes for Approval - Decision
The Commission considered approval of the following meeting minutes while expressing appreciation to staff for a job well done:

  • May 18, 2012 conference call
  • May 31, 2012 Mainstem Columbia River Fisheries Workshop
  • June 1 & 2, 2012 regular meeting minutes

Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Jennings to approve the May 18, 2012 conference call; May 31, 2012 Mainstem Columbia River Fisheries Workshop; June 1 & 2, 2012 regular meeting minutes as presented.  The motion carried unanimously. 

C. General Discussion 
Commissioners and the Deputy Director discussed recent activities and items of interest:

  • ‘Link to Nature’ suggested as name for new committee
  • Community outreach radio interviews conducted by Dennis Beich – Okanogan County land acquisitions
  • Parks and Recreation Commission meeting - concern about reduction in youth participation
  • Black Hills Audubon Society – Need for non-consumptive users to participate more with WDFW (Discover Pass) and valuable agency resources they are interested in such as, staff speakers for meetings and youth camps
  • Meeting with Ferry, Pondera & Stevens County Commissioners and US Forest Service
  • Stevens County Walleye Club Meeting – Preparing for Governor’s Cup Tournament

Vice Chair Douvia adjourned the meeting at 8:46 am.