September 27, 2019 audio transcript

FISH AND WILDLIFE MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL

September 27, 2019
8:30 a.m.

Call to Order

 

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A. Distributing License Discounts Proportionally to Accounts – Decision

 

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Staff will seek a Commission decision that will apply license discounts to each of the component accounts at the same percentage as the total discount, so that a single account is not disproportionally impacted.

- Summary 

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs 

B. Establishing the Get Outdoors Hunting and Fishing License Package – Decision

 

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Staff will seek a Commission decision establishing a Get Outdoors license package for a discounted price that includes fishing, shellfishing, and big and small game hunting privileges.

- Summary

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs

C. Amending Rules Pertaining to the Expired Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement – Decision

 

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Staff will seek a Commission decision amending licensing rules to strike references to the expired Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement. 

- Summary

 

Staff report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs

D.  Petition - Rule Change, Year Round Fishing, Heart and Erie Lake 

 

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Staff will brief the Commission on a petition to change fishing seasons on Heart and Erie Lake in Skagit County to year round. 

- Summary 

- Petition 

 

Staff report:  Edward Eleazer, Region 4 Fish Program Manager 

 

E. Hunter Pink – Briefing, Public Hearing, and Decision

 

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Staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to existing WACs that were affected by the passage of Senate Bill 5148. 

- Summary

 

Staff: David Whipple, Hunter Education Division Manager, Wildlife Program 

 

F.  Special Trapping Permits – Briefing, Public Hearing, and Decision

 

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Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to existing WAC's that were affected by the passage of House Bill 1917.

- Summary

 

Staff: Dan Brinson, Conflict Section Manager, Game Division

G.  Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – Regulation Amendment – Decision

 

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Staff will seek a Commission decision on proposed regulations concerning AIS watercraft inspection stations, possession of certain forms of prohibited level 3 species, and the reclassification of Northern Pike.

- Summary

- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant, Eric Winther, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, and Eric Anderson, Enforcement Captain

H.  Meeting Minute Approval – Decision

 

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The Commission will consider approval of the following minutes:

I.  Future Meeting Planning

 

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The Commissioners will discuss upcoming meeting agendas.

- DRAFT October 18-19, 2019 Agenda

- Year at a Glace 

J.  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 listen to the discussion. Please contact Commission staff at (360) 902-2267 or commission@dfw.wa.gov to obtain call in information no later than 3 p.m. on September 26, 2019.