Commission workgroup to hold special meeting on Columbia River salmon policy

Columbia River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of WDFW

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has set a special meeting for its workgroup on the Columbia River salmon management policy to begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 via teleconference. The Commission is cancelling the in-person meeting of this workgroup previously scheduled in Kennewick, WA.

The Commission has established this workgroup to develop recommendations to the full Commission regarding whether any long-term modifications of its Columbia River Salmon Management Policy are necessary. The workgroup will not be making any recommendations regarding the policy framework for the 2020 fisheries.

Materials for this Columbia River workgroup meeting are available at Public comments will not be taken during this teleconference. However, the public can listen remotely or from room 180 in the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street, S.E., Olympia, WA. Interested members of the public should contact the Commission office at 360-902-2267 prior to 3 p.m. on March 10 to obtain the conference phone number and access code.

The Commission is a citizen panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). WDFW is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities.

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