OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Tour
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Meeting March 19, 2004
Gold Beach, Oregon

*Tour - Mar. 18

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
View bear damage at Lobster Creek site.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Overview of ongoing research and monitoring of Rogue River green sturgeon populations on the Rogue River between Gold Beach and Lobster Creek.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Rogue spring chinook salmon conservation plan and Rogue River flow management presentation, will occur either along the river or at a Gold Beach location.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch discussion with Oregon State Police about issues surrounding Oregon territorial waters and out of state commercial crabbers.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Overview of Stellar Sea Lion Project and Pinniped/Prey Project, a multi-year research project on harbor seal food habits and predation study. Also, view a video demonstration of the Stellar sea lion population monitoring on Rogue and St. George reefs utilizing the live cameras.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Presentation on issues surrounding the live fish fishery at the Port of Gold Beach including observing boats unloading, difficulties in sampling live fish and fish sold in the round for needed biological information, live tanks, gear utilized, and tour of a processing facility.

OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Reception March 18, 2004*
Meeting March 19, 2004

*RECEPTION - Mar. 18

The Commission and ODFW staff invite the public to attend a reception on March 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Both the Commission and staff will be available for questions pertaining to fish and wildlife at the reception. Refreshments will be served.

Gold Beach Resort and Condominiums
Convention Center
On U.S. Highway 101
29232 S. Ellensburg
Gold Beach, OR
7-9 p.m.


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Gold Beach Resort and Condominiums
Convention Center
On U.S. Highway 101
29232 S. Ellensburg
Gold Beach, OR
March 19, 2004 8:00 a.m. until complete


DIRECTOR'S REPORT

· Regional Manager's Reports
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Bruce Eddy
· Commercial Fishing Update on Columbia River
Staff: Ed Bowles
· Oversize Sturgeon
Staff: Ed Bowles
· Budget Update
Staff: Kris Kautz
· Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball

 

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz
Steward Awards for Forest Lands

 

MINUTES
December 2003 and January 2004 commission minutes

EXHIBIT: A

BLACK-TAILED DEER Receive briefing from staff on Black-Tailed Deer season strategies; provide direction to staff for developing the 2005 hunting season recommendations.

Staff: Ron Anglin
Public Testimony
Action Information

EXHIBIT: B

FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

Review and approve Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program (R&E) projects approved by the R&E Board at their January 30, 2004 meeting.

Staff: Patty Burke
Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Rule

EXHIBIT: C

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES PERMITS

Adopt permanent rule to require a business plan as part of the application for Developmental Fisheries permits for the hagfish fishery.

Staff: Patty Burke
Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Rule

EXHIBIT: D

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Appoint new members to the Developmental Fisheries Board.

Staff: Patty Burke
Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Action

EXHIBIT: E

INCIDENTAL TAKE PERMITS

Receive briefing and provide comments to staff on preliminary ocean fishing options that will be considered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) in April.

Staff: Curtis Melcher
Public Testimony
Action: Information

EXHIBIT: F

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

 

 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
Michael Gorman
330 NW Autumn PlaceCorvallis, OR 97330541-758-1687
Sport Fishing Regulation Changes on Upper Rogue River

Roger King

PO Box 1090
Eagle Point, OR 97524
541-830-4170

Report on Coalition of Fishing Clubs in Southern Oregon

John Fraser

99388 Stateline Lane
Brookings, OR 97415
541-469-3290

Commercial Salmon Season in October, Stricter Penalties for Catching Undersized Crab

Jeff Curtis

297 G Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503.636.8445

White Paper-Hatchery Reform

Kaitlin Lovell

24242 S. Engstrom Road
Colton, OR 97017
503.824.2160

White Paper-Hatchery Reform

Tom Wolf

22875 NW Chestnut Street
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503.640.2123

White Paper-Hatchery Reform


Ken Tibbets
PO Box 192
Rufus , OR 97050
541.993.3183


Road Closures-ADA Access

 

 

Future Proposed Commission Topics

         April 16, 2004, Beaverton

  • Hatchery Research Center
  • Native Fish Conservation Policy Update
  • Flow and Spill, 1/2 day workshop
  • · Lower Columbia River Coho recovery plan update
  • Administrative Rule Action
  • Lamprey update
  • US v. Oregon
  • Access and Habitat Project and Monitoring Update


    May 14, 2004 - Salem
  • Stock status review
  • Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program
  • Big Game Briefing
  • Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Update
 

 

Updated March 12, 2004