This meeting tonight has a lot of folks wondering what
the heck is going on so in chronological order. At the NOF kick off a
GH Adviser thought a meeting suggested to him was a good idea. After getting
home he changed his realizing it was inappropriate.
After severe consideration, I no longer wish to hold any meeting prior to
Next Wednesday's meeting. I feel we will be out of step dealing with the
policy. I therefore do not need the WDFW meeting room next Mon.
& Duane, This decision comes, for me, with severe concerns. If
some one wants to circulate their thoughts, feel free to do so at your expense.
see all at the Advisers meeting Wed, Mar. 9.
The same day
this and look to the definition of number of people and who were invited to
attend in red.
I feel we need to meet and talk with whoever wants to talk because this is a
big issue......and several other people are coming so Steve, D and I and
several others will be there.....
The same day this.
on the critical nature of this season and season setting process, Jxx and I as
well as others will intend on meeting at 6pm on Monday. I feel it's very
important to be united on the recreational side when you and staff and the
advisors meet to ensure forward progress with less in-fighting. If we have
agreement and goals that we are in agreement on, it should make your job
and this process easier on all.
Which resulted in the following response from me.
Sent: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 1:08:41 PM
Subject: RE: Meeting
called and said you endorsed the Rec Advisers
and some folks to get together to come together with a common approach to 2016
seasons. Lord guys I about had a stroke as I cannot do that. My reasons are
below and I do have some ethics. I argued like everything to get the process
open to the public and stop the perception of the advisers diving up the pie
out of the public eye. It goes against everything I believe in.
I cannot set down with some advisers and select people to put forth or agree to
anything. If you recall XXX I fought like hell to get the adviser process open
to get rid of the making deal bit. It goes against everything I stand for.
said if someone sponsors a meeting with public notice for advisers to listen to
input from the public to carry into the process I am good to go.
This was originally on the e mail became
30 plus names including the gillnetters followed by this from staff on March 4
and the five person group
sending this notice to let you know that some folks from the Grays Harbor
recreational fishing community want to get together Monday evening to talk
about the upcoming 2016 salmon season. The Department has been asked if
the Regional office can be used as the meeting place. This is NOT
a Department meeting, but we will have the office available from 6 to 8pm
Monday, March 7th. Department staff will not be available for
questions. Again, the recreational fishing community want to get together
you guys have to draw your own conclusions but until I yelled foul it was a
limited by invite thing and only changed after I objected. So there it is make
your own call as to what just happened.
Posted on Mon, March 7, 2016
by Dave Hamilton