Commission to hold a hatchery workshop, committee meetings in June


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News release

Contact: Commission office, 360-902-2267
Media contact: Mark Yuasa, 360-902-2262

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a virtual Hatchery Workshop on June 9 and virtual Fish and Wildlife committee meetings on June 16.

On June 9 at 8 a.m., the Commission’s Hatchery Workshop provides an opportunity for a detailed discussion of hatchery production risks and benefits, and how they relate to efforts to increase prey for Southern Resident Killer Whales. The discussion also includes two hatchery policy alternatives (C-3624 and draft Co-Manager Hatchery Policy).

On June 16 at 9 a.m., the Commission’s Fish Committee will meet to the provide the Co-Manager Hatchery Policy update on public comments received concerning the State Environmental Policy Act determination. The agenda also includes the Commission Forage Fish Policy (C-3012), an update on pinniped predation, and future agenda item planning.

The Commission’s Wildlife Committee will meet on June 16 at 11 a.m. to discuss the ongoing Game Management Plan. The committee will also discuss current events and agenda setting.

For agendas and more information on how to attend these meetings via Zoom video conferencing or watch on TVW, visit the Commission’s meetings webpage.

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. 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 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 Civil Rights Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email ( For more information, see