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WDFW Commission News

"President's Press"

Hello All


Just a brief update with a little more Coastal information, Its looking more likely that other parts of the coastal fishery will be opening soon. As you are all aware simply the announcement of the Quinault’s intent to fish turned our market upside down. I think we can all agree that any additional coastal fisheries that open will only increase the collapse of our markets here.


I have attached a PDF from the latest Coastal Testing.


Also I have been asked by the state to remind everyone that if you are transferring Regions or even if you are pulling your gear to head to the next venture you need to report those intentions on the WDFW website, I have put the link below for your convenience.


Thank you

Brian E. Allison  360-929-3596

Puget Sound Crab association (President)

WDFW Commission Meeting

Jan. 13, 2023

Commission approves forest management projects, hears update on recommendations for Southern Resident killer whale vessel regulations at January meeting   

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission met virtually today to consider proposed forest management projects and discuss a recent Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) process that evaluated regulations to reduce vessel impacts on endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

Commissioners approved two proposed forest restoration projects that include forest restoration thinning of 588 acres on the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area and 464 acres on the Methow Wildlife Area. More information is available within the meeting agenda.

Commissioners also received a briefing on adaptive management of rules and regulations aimed at reducing vessel impacts on Southern Resident Killer Whales and discussed future meeting planning.  

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