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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Lots on the menu at state Fish and Wildlife meeting Friday and Saturday in Tumwater

State Fish and Wildlife is looking at proposed changes to sport fishing options for Willapa Bay at a Dec. 12-13 meeting in Tumwater.

The state Fish and Wildlife commission meeting is 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13  at the Capital Events Center, 6005 Tyee Drive SW in Tumwater. For an agenda on the meeting, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/.

In October, state fisheries has been working with a committee and others involved with Willapa Bay salmon fisheries to draft options for a new conservation and fishery objective policy. There will also be a follow-up meeting in January, and then the commission will make final decisions by February.

During the meeting in Tumwater another topic of discussion will be proposed sport fishing rule changes to the Columbia River mainstem, its tributaries and lakes within the basin. It will cover  fishing seasons, daily limits and other rules. The public can view these proposals by going to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/.

Other topics include at update on the status of the Lower Columbia River sturgeon population and the North of Falcon salmon season setting policy, plus the hiring for a new state Fish and Wildlife director.

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