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May 4, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Olympia, Washington


Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Larry Carpenter
David Jennings
Jay Kehne
Chuck Perry
Rollie Schmitten
Brad Smith
Tami Lininger
Erin Gariépy
Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Darren Friedel
Chief Bruce Bjork
Joanna Eide
Linda Saunders

FRIDAY, May 4, 2012

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

A. Minutes for Approval - Decision:
The Commission considered approval of the following meeting minutes:

  • April 6, 2012 conference call
  • April 13-14, 2012 meeting

Commissioner Carpenter moved, seconded by Commissioner Smith to approve the minutes from April 6 & April 13-14, 2012 as presented.  The motion carried unanimously. 

B. Round 2 Technical WAC Rule Repeals – Briefing:
Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program, provided the Commission with an overview of the technical expedited rule-making proposal that was filed as part of the WAC overhaul project.

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

  • ADA Committee Selection – decision will be made at May 18, 2012 conference call.  Second position still open. Chair Wecker requested Dolores Noyés presence at an upcoming meeting.
  • Commission Committee Reports
    • Fish Committee:
      • Thank you to Jim Scott and staff for modeling presentation.
      • Presentation on Red and Green Urchin – Robert Sizemore did an outstanding job.  Recommend full Commission presentation.
      • Six month agenda
        • Fishing report, Columbia River
        • Baker River sockeye
        • Marine area 4b
        • Puget Sound shrimp review
        • Coastal white sturgeon
        • Upper Columbia River chinook
        • Lake Roosevelt
      • May 31, 2012 work session
      • 2-pole implementation
      • Walleye proposal
      • Tribal action
      • Circle hooks
      • Tagging rock fish
    • General Discussion
      • Director Anderson
        • Regional visits
        • Annual awards ceremony – May 15, 2012
        • Governor signed Senate bill 6406, HPA legislation
        • Spring Chinook fishery
        • US/Canada albacore treaty
        • Colville Confederated Tribes letter
        • Wenas Wildlife Area – target shooting issues
        • Razor clam fishery increase
        • Caught in the Act – update
        • Great lowland lake opener
      • Conservation Northwest workshop video to be viewed at a future meeting

    Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 9:28 am.