It seems to me that WDFW is in favor of boat-oriented fishing. Period. Some of that is obviously the land ownership in the state and where the "important" fish (salmon, steelhead, etc.) occur. But what fisheries does WDFW push that are shore-based? Very few, if any.
We have some pretty good fisheries but you need a boat. So, the idea that the agency needs to work at access is not even on the radar.