Fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are
seeking candidates to fill positions on advisory committees that provide
guidance on sport and commercial fishing issues on the Columbia and Snake
The two states' fish and wildlife departments
will accept nominations for three-year terms to their joint advisory groups for
Columbia River sport and commercial fisheries through Thursday, Nov. 30. The
term is for three years from 2018 through 2020.
The two groups meet two to four times per year
to develop recommendations for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and smelt fisheries.
Members are expected to provide comments on issues addressed by the North of
Falcon season-setting process for salmon fisheries, Columbia River Compact
commercial fishing hearings, and joint state hearings on sportfishing
"Advisory group members provide an
important voice for the fishing public," said Bill Tweit, special assistant
for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). "We're looking
for candidates who can fill that essential role."
Up to 20 candidates will be chosen for each
advisory group, which together represent all aspects of the Northwest fishing
industry, Tweit said. Qualifications for nominations to each group are posted
on WDFW's website at:
-- Recreation Fishing Advisory Group: http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/crrfag/
-- Commercial Fishing Advisory Group: http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/crcfag/
Any group or individual may submit a
nomination. Nominations should include the following information: A resume with
contact information and a statement that describes the nominee's fishing
experience, interest in serving on the committee and ability to communicate
with regional constituents.
Nominations from both Washington and Oregon
can be submitted to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) by mail
at 17330 SE Clackamas, OR 97015, by FAX at (971) 673-6072, or by email to