The policy guidelines and the Power point presentation from the Commission meeting are out. If you want a copy e mail and I will send it. If you wait it will make up on the WDF&W website .... soon I think.



AND NOF FOR 2014

2014 North of Falcon schedule is now on the web: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/ . Dates are listed below. There will also be 2 workshops to attend, dates to be determined.


2014 North of Falcon
Public Meeting Schedule
March 3
2014 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities:
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. Olympia.
WDFW presents Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2014 are discussed.
March 8-13
Pacific Fishery Management Council:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA.
The PFMC adopts a range of ocean fishery options, including catch quotas for sport and commercial fisheries.
March 14
Grays Harbor Salmon Advisory Group Meeting:
6 p.m.-9 p.m. WDFW's Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.
Public discussion of Grays Harbor salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.
March 17
Columbia River Fisheries Discussion:
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Wash.
Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River fall commercial and sport fisheries.
March 19
First North of Falcon Meeting:
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. Olympia.
Discussion of management objectives and preliminary fishery proposals for Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.
Grays Harbor Fisheries Discussion:
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main Street, Montesano.
Public discussion of Grays Harbor salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.
March 20
Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion:
6 p.m.-8 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church, 100 South Blake Ave., Sequim
Discussion of local salmon fisheries.
March 21
Willapa Bay Salmon Advisory Group Meeting:
6 p.m.-9 p.m. WDFW's Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.
Public discussion of Willapa Bay salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.
March 24
Public Hearing on Ocean Salmon Management Options:
7 p.m., Chateau Westport, 710 W. Hancock, Westport.
Public hearing, sponsored by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management options adopted by the council during its March meeting.
March 25
Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion:
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 Third Street, Raymond.
Public discussion of Willapa Bay salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.
March 27
Pre-season Columbia Basin salmon forecasts and fishery outlook:
6 p.m.-8 p.m., Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave. Kennewick.
Public discussion of potential recreational and commercial salmon fisheries statewide.
April 1
North of Falcon Meeting:
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood.
Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of preliminary fishery proposals. With public participation, preferred options are developed for Puget Sound and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.
April 3
North of Falcon Meeting Columbia River & Ocean discussion:
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.
Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of Ocean and Columbia River fisheries proposals. With public participation, preferred seasons are developed for Ocean and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.
April 4
Final Grays Harbor/Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion:
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.
Public meeting to reach final agreement on sport and commercial salmon seasons for Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay.
April 5-10
Final Pacific Fishery Management Council:
Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth Street, Vancouver, WA.
PFMC adopts final ocean fisheries regulations and state-tribal fishing plans are finalized for all inside area commercial and sport salmon fisheries.



Edited by Rivrguy (02/11/14 06:22 PM)
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