COMMISSION GUIDENCE FOR THE WILLAPA PLAN
Steve Theisfeld started things out with a presentation to the Commission
outlining issues and history in Willapa fisheries. Then the Commission Fish
Committee put forth guidance in rather short order. So here it is and more to
come but at last we know the direction we are headed. Keep in mind these are my
notes from my perspective so hopefully I did not miss anything.
Commission Fish Committee would like to see multiple options and review them
prior to presentation to the AD HOC Willapa Advisers. ( and public )
Prioritize Chinook for Recreational fishers. Coho & Chum for
3. A option should be divide Willapa into two regions. North
to be for Rec and South Commercial.
4. Alter hatchery production so
Willapa ( Forks Creek hatchery ) is for Chinook and Coho and Chum South hatcheries.
Need to look at Chum enhancement.
6. To look at user funded programs such
as Alaska Private Non Profit ( PNP ) for similar programs for the South
7. The Willapa hatcheries will comply with HSRG guidelines.
Posted on Sat, November 8, 2014
by Dave Hamilton