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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

October 7, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon


Financial Report - 10/07/05 (pdf)


DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Bruce Eddy

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve September 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. September 2005 Commission Minutes (pdf)

2006 BIG GAME REGULATIONS: Exhibit: B

Formal adoption of staff recommendations for the publication “2006 Oregon Big Game Regulations” and associated administrative rules setting proposed 2006 game mammal season dates, bag limits and open areas; dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas; statewide youth hunting opportunities; and other miscellaneous regulations.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Don Whitaker, Pete Test
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2.Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Staff summary (pdf)
4. OAR's (pdf)

GRASS CARP STOCKING RULE EXCEPTION REQUESTS : Exhibit: C

Review and approval/denial of exemption requests of two grass carp applications, one wanting an exemption to the waterbody size and the other floodplain location.

Staff: Laura Tesler, Grass Carp Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Grass carp OAR's (pdf)
3. Information regarding grass carp (pdf)
4. Mr. Bill Rose application (pdf)
5. Mr. Claud Davis application (pdf)
6. Public comments (pdf)

COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB BRIEFING AND 200 MILE LIMITED ENTRY RULES: Exhibit: D

Adopt rules to regulate the commercial Dungeness crab fishery from shore to 200 miles and provide an informational briefing on active issues in the fishery.

Staff: Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational/Rule

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Hearing notice and statement of need (pdf)
3. Fiscal impact statement (pdf)
4. Draft rules (pdf)
5. 2005 Crab Survey Results (pdf)
6. Crab summit summary (pdf)
7. Oregon House Bill 3472A (pdf)
8. Crab pot estimate figure (pdf)
9. West coast crab permits by state/vessel size (pdf)

NEARSHORE MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT STRATEGY BRIEFING : Exhibit: E

This briefing will review the development process and content of the draft Nearshore Strategy.

Staff: Maggie Sommer, Marine Resources Program Assistant Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Nearshore Strategy Species List (pdf)
3. Draft Nearshore Strategy (pdf)

WARMWATER FISH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM : Exhibit: F

Update on activities of the Warmwater Working Group and recent ODFW actions to improve opportunities to fish for and catch warmwater.

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Manager and Terry Shrader, Eastern
Oregon Warmwater Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. WWG List (pdf)
3. WWG Activities (pdf)
4. WWG Tasklist Implementation (pdf)


UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS


November –
St. Helens

  • Wolf Plan Rules Update
  • Draft Fish Passage Rule Overview
  • Bay Clam Limited Entry
  • HB 3472A – Commercial Crab Fishery (Boat Length Adjustment)
  • Rehabilitation Rule Changes (waive test requirements for veterinarians)

December – Salem

  • A&H Project/Board Appointments
  • Review and Approval of Fish Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Nearshore Marine Resources Management Strategy
  • 2006 Sport and Commercial Regulations and Caps
  • Sardine Limited Entry and Sardine PFMC Allocation
  • 2005 Columbia River Sturgeon and Spring Chinook Salmon Fisheries
  • PDP Review; Possible Rulemaking
  • Cougar Plan Briefing

 

 

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM , and proceed chronologically through the agenda. If you wish to receive written materials prepared for any of the agenda items, please contact the Director’s Office in Salem at 503.947.6044 to request a packet for those items which interest you or see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm.

A recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon , when the Commission will have lunch and may discuss matters of general interest. The public is welcome to attend, and an announcement will be made of the location of the lunch. At 1:00 PM , members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes. A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual. Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair. The Commission places great value on information received from the public, and wants to avoid arbitrary limits on the time or attention allocated to each witness. Therefore, persons desiring to testify or otherwise present information to the Commission are encouraged to:

(1) Provide written summaries of information to the Commission twenty (20 sets);

(2) Limit testimony to five (5) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;

(3) Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and

(4) Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

Thank you for taking the time to present your views.

Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting can be copied and distributed to the Commission. If you bring written materials to the hearing, please provide twenty (20) copies. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE , Salem , OR 97303 , 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES

Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed. In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request. TTY users can reach ODFW by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service. Please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 503-947-6044.