Monday, February 4, 2013

Action Needed: Tell the Fish and Wildlife Commission to Adopt Rule Changes to Reduce Exploitation Rates and Improve Fisheries



In January we asked our readers to submit comments on several rule change proposals we submitted this cycle. The majority of these rule proposals were designed to limit overall exploitation rates on wild steelhead while simultaneously improving the quality of fisheries throughout the state. Hopefully many of you had a chance to submit comments.

This Friday, February 8th at 2:10 PM the Fish and Wildlife Commission will be hearing public testimony on all of the rule changes proposed this round. While submitting comments online is helpful, turning out to a commission meeting is a surefire way to get the attention of WDFW.

The meeting will be held in Olympia at the State Natural Resources Building at

1111 Washington St SE
Olympia WA 98501
First Floor, Room 172

We understand that turning out on a Friday is difficult for many of you, but if you can please turn out and testify on behalf of wild steelhead, and the suite of rule changes we have asked the state to adopt.

Here's a synopsis of those rule changes:

http://www.ospreysteelheadnews.blogspot.ca/2013/01/one-more-week-to-submit-comments-on.html

Thanks!

The Osprey

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