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Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Chair
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November 1-3, 2018 Agenda | Audio Transcripts

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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION WORKSHOP AND REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
November 1-3, 2018

The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
Howard Marshall Room

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
This is an informational meeting only – No decisions will be made during the joint state workshop on November 1st

Watch Thursday meeting live here: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/11_nov/index.asp  

9:00 A.M. 1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks
Introductions and agenda review
9:30 A.M. 2. Columbia River Fishery Management Policies – Briefing/Workshop

- Presentation

- Executive Summary: Comprehensive Evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy C-3620, 2013-2017

- WDFW Synopsis of Columbia River Fisheries Management in the Context of the Columbia River Compact and Concurrent Jurisdiction with the State of Oregon

- Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Columbia River Management Review Timeline and Concurrency

Staff will review the matrix of concurrency between state policies and consequences of non-concurrence and outline the WDFW 5-year performance review and discuss possible concurrent regulations for 2019.

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant, Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River Fishery Manager, WDFW; Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager; and Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, ODFW

12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:30 P.M. 3. Continued - Columbia River Fishery Management Policies – Briefing/Workshop
Staff will review the matrix of concurrency between state policies and consequences of non-concurrence and outline the WDFW 5-year performance review and discuss possible concurrent regulations for 2019.

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant, Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River Fishery Manager, WDFW; Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager; and Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, ODFW

3:00 P.M. 4. Guide Licenses for Columbia River Recreational Fisheries - Briefing
Staff will provide a report on licensing authority and limitations by State and review the history of numbers of guide licenses and guide boat catch.

- Summary
- Presentation

Staff Report: Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, WDFW; and Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, ODFW

3:30 P.M.

5. Updates on Predation, Pinnipeds and Killer Whales - Briefing
Staff will provide an update from the Southern Resident Killer Whale taskforce. Staff will provide an overview of predation issues and an update on pinniped management as it relates to the Bonneville program, the status of the Willamette application, and any updates on federal legislation.

- Summary
- Presentation

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Policy Director, Dr. Penny Becker, Killer Whale Policy Lead, and Dan Rawding, Columbia River Salmon Resource Policy Manager WDFW; and Dr. Shaun Clements, Senior Policy Analyst, and James Lawonn, Avian Predation Specialist, ODFW

4:30 P.M. 6. Closing Remarks

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
WDFW Regular Meeting

8:30 A.M. 7. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between the citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. 

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:00 A.M.

8. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

- Director's Report to the Commission

9:30 A.M.

9. Land Transactions – Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

- Presentation
- Proposed Land Transactions

The Commission will consider approval of land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat and for the enhancement of public recreation opportunities.

Staff Report: Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

10:00 A.M.

10. Delegation of Authority – Discussion and Possible Decision
Commissioners will discuss with the Director the current Delegation of Authority and options for adding or removing items.

- General Delegation of Authority

10:30 A.M. Break
10:45 A.M.

11. 2019-20 North of Falcon Policy Review C-3608 – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide a briefing of the Commission’s North of Falcon Policy C-3608 (currently in effect through December 31, 2018) setting guidelines for salmon management and propose modifications for the Commission’s consideration of the January 2019 through December 2020 policy.

- Summary
- Presentation

Staff Report: Kyle Adicks, Intergovernmental Salmon Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:30 A.M.

12. Columbia River Fisheries above Bonneville Dam – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide a briefing on changes to rules regarding Columbia River Fisheries above Bonneville Dam.

- Summary
- Presentation

Staff Report: Captain Jeff Wickersham and Bill Tweit, Special Assistant

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:30 P.M. 13. Willapa Bay Policy C-3622 – Briefing, Discussion and Public Hearing
The Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy (C-3622) directs agency staff to conduct a comprehensive review of the implementation and performance of the policy at the conclusion of Phase 1 (e.g. 2019). Staff will brief the commission on the proposed process and seek commissioner’s feedback.

- Summary
- Presentation

Staff Report: Chad Herring, South Coast Fishery Policy Analyst and Kirt Hughes, State Salmon and Steelhead Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:45 P.M. 14. Executive Session
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.
3:45 P.M. Recess

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018

LATE ADDITION
ITEM
Columbia River Fisheries above Bonneville Dam – Decision
Department staff will request approval for changes to rules regarding Columbia River Fisheries above Bonneville Dam.

- Summary - PDF Format (419 Kb)

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant

8:30 A.M. 15. Future Meeting Planning – Discussion
Commissioners and staff will discuss upcoming meetings and conference calls.
9:00 A.M. 16. Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy C-3620 – Commission Discussion, Next Steps and Possible Guidance
Department staff will brief the Commission on the performance of the 2013-2017 Columbia River basin salmon fisheries, managed through an extended transitional period of guiding principles and actions within policy C-3620, and seek guidance and next steps.

- Summary

- Presentation

- Additional Information for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy (C-3620)

- List of Ideas for Columbia River Policy

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant, and Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River Policy Coordinator

11:00 A.M. Break
11:15 A.M. 17. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between the citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. 

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

11:45 A.M. 18. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
12:00 P.M. Adjourn

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov

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