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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, January 9, 2015

Meeting:
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

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Friday, January 9, 2015
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Interim Director

Attachments: (pdf)

PUBLIC FORUM

Note:  This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft June 5, 2014 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit B: OREGON CONSERVATION STRATEGY AND OREGON NEARSHORE STRATEGY REVISION PROCESS

The Commission will be briefed on the progress of the Oregon Conservation Strategy and Oregon Nearshore Strategy 10-year revision process.

Andrea Hanson, Oregon Conservation Strategy Coordinator
Greg Krutzikowsky, Oregon Nearshore Strategy Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: MARINE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FRAMEWORK

The Commission will be briefed on the Marine Fishery Management Plan Framework.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fishery Management Section Manager
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: 2015 REGULATIONS FOR GROUNDFISH FISHERIES AND REVIEW 2013 NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2015-2016 federal groundfish regulations and harvest specifications by reference; 2015 state regulations and harvest specifications for nearshore commercial groundfish and recreational groundfish fisheries; and minor regulatory updates.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the schedule of damages used in assessing commercial fishing violations during 2015.

Aaron Jenkins, Economist
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: IMPLEMENTATION OF COLUMBIA RIVER FISH MANAGEMENT AND REFORM RULES

The Commission will be briefed on implementation of Columbia River Fish Management and Reform activities in 2014, associated fisheries, and the plans for 2015.

Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River
John North, Columbia River Fishery Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: GEAR REQUIREMENTS IN LOWER WILLAMETTE AND NW ZONE SELECT AREA RECREATIONAL FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to adopt the proposed rule changes for barbless hook requirements.

John North, Columbia River Fishery Program Manage,
Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

February 13, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Director Recruitment
  • ODFW Art Contests
  • Mule Deer Initiative

March 6, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

April 24, 2015 – Bend (Congressional District #2)

May 15, 2015 – No meeting; only if needed

June 5, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2015 Big Game Regulations
  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals
  • 2016 Access and Habitat Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations

July 10, 2015 – No meeting, only if needed

August 7, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • 2015-2016 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 4, 2015 – Seaside (Congressional District #1)

  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

October 9, 2015 – Florence (Congressional District #2)

  • 2016 Big Game Regulations

November 2015 – No meeting scheduled

December 4, 2015 – Portland (Congressional District #3)

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

 


PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, January 9, 2015. 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.

On January 9, a recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have lunch.

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.

PUBLIC FORUM

If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503.947.6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302, 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.

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