August 18, 2017 meeting transcript

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August 18, 2017

This meeting will take place by telephone conference call

The public may listen to the discussion on speakerphone by coming to the Commission Office at the Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters, Natural Resources Building, 5th Floor, 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia or one of the Regional Offices. If you plan to come to one of the offices to listen to the conference call please contact Commission staff at 360-902-2267 so we can ensure adequate space is available.


8:30 a.m.

Call to Order
A. 2018 Spring Black Bear Seasons and Regulations - Decision

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Stephanie Simek, Carnivore and Furbearer Section Manager, will request approval from the Commission on proposed amendments to spring black bear hunting seasons to address damage and wildlife conflict issues.

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B. Puget Sound Clam and Oyster Seasons - Decision

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Chris Eardley will request approval from the Commission on proposed season changes for clam and oysters on Puget Sound public beaches.

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C. Amending Coastal Dungeness Crab Rules - Decision

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Heather Reed, Intergovernmental Ocean Policy Coordinator will request approval from the Commission of changes needed to streamline and clarify rules regarding: 1) the transport of coastal Dungeness crab gear from another state, 2) issuance of replacement buoy tags, and to improve efficiency for stakeholders and regulatory enforcement.

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D. Meeting Minute Approval - Decision

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The Commission will consider approval of the August 4-5, 2017 meeting minutes.
E. General Discussion

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

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone 360-902-2267