DECEMBER 6th WILLAPA MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC MEETING
is the e mail sent out today by Region 6 on tomorrow's meeting in Raymond on
the Willapa Management Plan. As always folks participate if you can and
especially those of you who live in the Willapa area. It is your right as a
citizen and non participation will only get more of the same.
wanted to give you an update on where we are with regards to the Willapa Bay
Salmon Management Policy development and the public meeting on Saturday so you
can plan accordingly.
most of you are aware, our contractor fell behind on development of a Willapa
Bay specific AHA model, and this has put a bump in the road for us. Late
yesterday, a handful of preliminary Chinook options were put through the model
by the contractor. We have not yet seen those option results nor had any
time to review them to ensure they are correct. Options have not been run
through coho nor chum yet either. As such, we are not prepared to discuss
an evaluation of the options on Saturday. We still believe that Saturday
can be productive however.
tentative agenda is:
60 minutes: AHA model presentation by Andy Appleby (this would be similar
to what Andy presented to at the Ad-Hoc meeting).
30 minutes: Review of 6 options to be reviewed with AHA. Specifically,
what did we choose to run for a “recreational option” and a “commercial
30 minutes: Review of the current draft policy.
60 minutes: Public input.
Department of Fish and Wildlife
6 Fish Program Manager
Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA 98563
Posted on Fri, December 5, 2014
by Dave Hamilton