Washington, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissions plan meeting to discuss Columbia River policy

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Commission office, commission@dfw.wa.gov, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA – Members of the Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissions will hold a virtual meeting next week to discuss policy for the shared waters of the Columbia River.

Four members of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission and three members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

Commission members will discuss draft language for shared conservation goals and management policies in the Columbia River, and receive updates from staff with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) about the impacts of different fishing commercial and recreational fishing gears, as well as changes in fishing pressure over the past decade.

The meeting will be held via Zoom webinar; the public can tune in to the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/95834364815. Participants can also call in to the meeting at 253-215-8782 or 888-475-4499, then enter the webinar ID: 958-3436-4815.

No decisions are expected at this meeting, and no public comment will be taken.

To view the full agenda and for more information about the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission. For more information about the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, visit https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for WDFW. WDFW works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.