Nof Meetings

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Stonefish, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    Comments proposed changes to on WDFW commission's NOF policy #3622 are due tomorrow. How many of the folks here on this thread and provided comments on the proposed changes or additional input on the adequatcity of the existing policy. That policy provides the broad marching orders for WDFW staff at/during NOF.

    Just one of the ways one can become involved with minimal effort.

    Curt
     
  2. Jonathan Tachell

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    Already commented curt. They do have there marching orders but it seems to all go out the window when the tribes have them by the you know what's considering we have to piggy back off of there federal license. Funny how the tribes can get a license in two weeks but it takes the wdfw 12 to 18 months. NOAA biased much? Uh not to much, much to much!
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    My future comments to NOF:
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  5. Smalma

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    Glad to hear that you have taken the time to comment!

    Curt
     
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    Signed.
    Thanks to the one's that do most of the heavy lifting around here.
     
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  7. Dizane

    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    Commented to WDFW. I think increasing transparency in NOF would be a good thing. My biggest disappointment with last year, beyond the poor seasons and lack of reciprocity re: in-season adjustment options for coho, was how game fish seasons got dragged into the mix. I'd be interested to see the tribes' analysis of how many coho were saved by closing Lake Washington to bass fishing and the lower PS rivers to C&R fly fishing.
     
  8. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    Commented to WDFW and signed petition...
     
  9. Bruce Baker

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    I believe Lake Washington was closed to fishing for game fish because the ESA permit for Puget Sound Chinook Salmon expired on April 30 and no fishing could be allowed until a new permit was issued.
     
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    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    That is true for the spring closure. However, the LOAF also called for Lk Washington (and multiple other freshwater areas) to be closed to gamefish 9/1 through 10/31. That was eventually partially modified, but its what originally came out of NOF.
     
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