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October 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

New strategy plan in the works for Grays Harbor salmon fisheries

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State Fish and Wildlife would like anglers input on how to manage the Grays Harbor salmon fisheries.

State fisheries is in the process of developing a new draft policy for Grays Harbor salmon management, and plans to make a decision in mid-February.

The current Grays Harbor fisheries were developed in 2007, and the state fishery officials are looking at ways to boost and attain wild salmon spawning goals, plus providing sport and commercial fishermen a much clearer picture of what fishing opportunities they can expect each year.

State Fish and Wildlife plans to create options during the December commission meeting in Olympia. The commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the draft policy options during its January meeting in Olympia.

The public meetings include three workshops and five Grays Harbor Advisory Committee meetings. The advisory committee discussions are open to the public, and those in attendance will have an opportunity to comment at the end of each meeting.

The meetings are:

Oct. 21 – Grays Harbor Advisory Committee, from 6-8 p.m.; public input from 8-9 p.m.; WDFW’s Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.

Oct. 28 – Grays Harbor Advisory Committee, from 6-8 p.m.; public input from 8-9 p.m.; WDFW’s Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.

Nov. 1 – WDFW fishery managers will host a public workshop from 6-8 p.m.; Montesano City Hall, 112 North Main Street, Montesano.

Nov. 13 – Grays Harbor Advisory Committee, from 6-8 p.m.; public input from 8-9 p.m.; WDFW’s Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.

Nov. 18 – Grays Harbor Advisory Committee, from 6-8 p.m.; public input from 8-9 p.m.; WDFW’s Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.

Nov. 26 – WDFW fishery managers will host a public workshop from 6-8 p.m.; Montesano City Hall, 112 North Main Street, Montesano.

Jan. 13 – Grays Harbor Advisory Committee, from 6-8 p.m.; public input from 8-9 p.m.; WDFW’s Montesano office, 48 Devonshire Road.

Jan. 15 – WDFW fishery managers will host a public workshop from 6-8 p.m.; Montesano City Hall, 112 North Main Street, Montesano.

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