Nof Meetings

Smalma

Active Member
#31
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
 
#32
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!
 

Dizane

Coast to Coast
#37
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.
 
#39
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.
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.
 

Dizane

Coast to Coast
#40
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.
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.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#41
February 28th, 2017

2017 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; General Administration Auditorium, 210 11th Ave. SW, Olympia.
  • Parking is available in the visitor lot of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia (see map).
  • WDFW presents Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2017 are discussed
 
#45
Just so you all are aware of the fact that the tribes will not allow any public transparency on any of their meetings with WDFW. If the state pushes the issue they will walk out. There premise is that they are individual nations and not covered by this law. This has been discussed on PP for the last 10 days or so since the Oregon meeting. There also is a movement afoot in WA to replace commissioners friendly to rec fishing with commercial guys.
 

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