December 18, 2020 audio transcript

Fish and Wildlife Commission
Dec. 18, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020
*Via Zoom Web Conference

8:30 AM

A. Governor’s Budget Update – Briefing

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Staff will provide an update on the Governor’s budget proposals and how it affects WDFW.

- Summary Sheet

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

B. Spring Bear Hunting Seasons – Decision

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Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on the proposed amendments to WAC 220-415-080 Spring black bear special permits.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, WL Game Division Manager

C. WDFW Managed Nonlethal Pursuit Training Program – Decision  (This decision will be moved to a Jan/Feb agenda)

D. Commercial Whale Watching – Decision

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Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on rules regarding licensing commercial whale watching and the commercial viewing of Southern Resident Killer Whales.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation
- Comment Summary
- Commission Draft Statement
- SEPA Link 

Staff Report: Dr. Julie Watson, Killer Whale Policy Lead

E. Future Meeting Planning

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The Commission will discuss the upcoming meeting agendas and reviewing an updated Year at a Glance.

- Year at a Glance

F. General Discussion

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

G. Executive Session

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Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, the Commission will meet in executive session. No action will be taken during executive session and the public is not permitted to attend.