June 21, 2013 Audio Transcripts


Audio Transcripts


WHEN:  Friday, June 21, 2013 -- 8:30 a.m.


A.Cougar GMUs – Briefing, Public Hearing, Decision – *see note below

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Department staff will provide a briefing and ask the Commission to approve removing GMUs 157 and 522 (WAC 232-28-297 2012-2013, 2013-2014) from the 2014-2015 Cougar hunting seasons and regulations.

- Summary (PDF) - PDF format (2.4 MB)
- Presentation (PDF) - PDF format (278 KB)

Staff Report:
Donny Martorello Ph.D., Large Carnivore Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

B.Petitions to Change Rules - Decision
The Commission will formally consider two petitions for changes to rulemaking pursuant to RCW 34.05.330:

  • Naselle River – Internal Combustion Engines – Gacke

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    Staff Report: Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager
  • Archery Requirements – Crossbows - Palmer

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    Staff Report: Dave Ware, Game Division Manager

C. Commercial Sea Cucumbers/Sea Urchins Buy – Back Program – Decision

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the commercial license buy-back program for the sea cucumber and sea urchin fishery request approval to increase the maximum bid prices for permits.

Staff Report: Rich Childers, Shellfish Policy Manager, Fish Program

D. Minutes for Approval - Decision

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The Commission will consider approval of previous meeting minutes.

E. General Discussion 

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Commissioners and the Director will discuss recent activities and items of interest.

This meeting will take place by telephone conference call.  The public may come to the Commission Office at the Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters, Natural Resources Building, 5th Floor, 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia to listen to the call by speaker phone but public input is only accepted on item A.  Please contact Commission staff at (360) 902-2267 so we can ensure adequate space is available.

For additional information, contact the Commission Office at (360) 902-2267.

Tami Lininger, Executive Assistant
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
(360) 902-2267 office
(360) 902-2448 fax
email commission@dfw.wa.gov.