Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WDFW Chinook Salmon workshop

WDFW has scheduled a public meeting for comments on their updated Puget Sound Chinook recovery plan. Chinook in Puget Sound are listed as Threatened under the ESA. The meeting is being held on June 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. The plan will be a framework for recovery of Chinook in Puget sound and should emphasize habitat restoration, particularly improving the ecological health of the Puget Sound and the estuaries which provide critical habtiat for juvenile Chinook. The plan should also work to minimize the impacts of sport and commercial fisheries as well as acknowledge the detrimental impacts of many of the current hatchery programs in the Puget Sound region.

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