Commission to hold committee meetings on game management planning and Columbia River salmon fishery

News release Nov 22, 2022

Commission office, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold two special committee meetings at the end of November to discuss an update to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) game management plans and mainstem Columbia River recreational fall chinook salmon fisheries.

On Nov. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. the Wildlife Committee will discuss a vision, Department authority, and general issues for updating WDFW’s game management plans. This meeting will be held as an online webinar. Information on how to watch is available on WDFW’s website.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 30, the Commission’s Fish Committee will meet in Ridgefield and via Zoom to discuss management of the Columbia River salmon fishery below Bonneville Dam, with a focus on the popular Buoy 10 fishery located near the mouth of the river.

Fish Committee members will be briefed on the 2022 fishery, which included several in-season changes during the fall fishing season. The committee will also discuss possible management measures for future seasons and hear public comment.

All members of the public are invited to share their perspective and participate in WDFW public feedback opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, language proficiency, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or basis of disability. 

For agendas and more information on how to attend these meetings in-person or virtually, visit the Commission’s meetings webpage.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the 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.