Wild Steelhead Advocacy Opportunity

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Rich Simms, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Rich Simms Active Member

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    Occupy Hearings!
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  2. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    It only took a few minutes to use the comment form provided in the links above in Rich's post. And if you can not show up at the meetings for some reason they do still read all of the comments and letters and emails that are sent in. This is YOUR PUBLIC PROCESS!! USE IT!!
  3. Bert Registered Potamophile

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    Here is the meeting announcement:
    http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jan3113a/

    Here is the meeting agenda:
    http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2013/02/agenda_feb0913.html

    Two o'clock is the critical agenda item regarding wild steelhead.

    Here are the proposed rule changes:
    http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2013/02/feb0913_08_summary.pdf
  4. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  5. Rich Simms Active Member

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    The date is in the post it note.
    Thanks Bert for posting additional info.
  6. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  7. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Rich Simms and others, I would like to hear a synopsis of how the meeting went.
  8. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    great, if you were looking to stop the shortening of the area 4b lingcod season.
  9. Rich Simms Active Member

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    Twenty five folks testified of the twenty five 4-6 folks spoke in favor of steelhead conservation and supported the Commission to reconsider some of the conservatrion proposals that were not put out for public comment. Approximately 4 folks opposed. As Chris pointed out most of the testimony was centered around NB lingcod and rockfish. I belive a compelling conservation message was delivered. Need a few more folks to attend in the future.
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  10. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    What does it look like they are going to do with the ling cod season at Neah Bay?
  11. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    the proposals are imo dead in the water. bad science (ie seriously manipulated data) was presented and put forward by commissioner jennings (area 4b dive park guy). the testimony was not only against the proposals, but based on sound science and information anyone who actually fishes for lingcod knows about.
  12. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Good to hear Chris! Thanks for the info, it would be a shame if they restricted that fishery more as there is a healthy population of ling cod in 4b.