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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA
Headquarters Building: 3406 Cherry Avenue, N.E.: Salem, Oregon 97303
December 12, 2003 - 8:00 AM until complete

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager's Report
Washington Warmwater
2004 Process for the 2005 Fishing Regulations
Coastal Coho Update Spring Chinook Allocation Update
Temporary Rules

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Revenue and Expenditure Report
Executive Session

The Commission will meet in executive session to confer
with legal counsel concerning current negotiations and
confidential attorney-client advice.

NOVEMBER COMMISSION MINUTES: EXHIBIT: A

RETENTION SEASONS FOR THE LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER: SPORT STURGEON FISHERY 2004-2005: EXHIBIT: B

Department staff will ask the Commission to provide policy guidance regarding regulations for the 2004-2005 sport sturgeon fisheries for the lower Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

Staff: Steve King
Public Testimony
Action: Policy Guidance

Attachments:
1. Exhibit cover (pdf)
2. Exibit summary (pdf)
3. Public notice (pdf)
4. Exibit staff summary (pdf)

GROUNDFISH HARVEST RULES:EXHIBIT: C

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt annual 2004 groundfish, halibut and sardine nearshore fishery rules.

Staff: Patty Burke
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Exhibit cover (pdf)
4. PNFC Newsletter (pdf)
5. "List of Decisions" from 11/01 PNFC meetings (pdf)
6a. Oregon Marine Nearshore Catch Caps (pdf)
6b. Trip Limits for 2004 (pdf)

7a-g10 Maps and Latitude/Longitude Waypoints Depicting Restricted 2004 Fishing Areas:

7a. Northern Area Map (Columbia River - Goverment Point) showing 2004 managment lines as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints (pdf)
7b. Central Area Map ( Goverment Point - Coos Bay) showing 2004 managment lines as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints (pdf)
7c. Southern Area Map (Cos Bay - Southern Oregon border) showing 2004 managment lines as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints. (pdf)
7d. Northern Area Map (Columbia River - Goverment Point) showing 2004 managment lines for winter petrale fishing areas as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints (pdf)
7e. Central Area Map (Goverment Point - Coos Bay) showing 2004 managment lines for winter petrale fishing areas as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints (pdf)
7f. Southern Area Map (Cos Bay - Southern Oregon border) showing 2004 managment lines for winter petrale fishing areas as defined by latitude/longitude waypoints (pdf)
7g.1 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 30 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.2 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 40 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.3 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 60 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.4 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 75 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.5 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 100 fathom managment line(pdf)
7g.6 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 125 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.7 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 150 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.8 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 180 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.9 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 200 fathom managment line (pdf)
7g.10 Legal latitude/longitude waypoints that define 2004 200 fathom managment line with legal winter petrale fishing areas (pdf)

8. OARs (pdf)

UPPER DESCHUTES BASIN FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN: EXHIBIT: D

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt amendments to the Upper Deschutes Basin Fish Management Plan considering options for passing various species of anadromous and resident fish from below Pelton-Round Butte dams to the upper basin.

Staff: Clair Kunkel and Steve Marx
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Exhibit cover (pdf)
4. Summary of Management Alternatives (pdf)
5. Management Plan (pdf)

TRAP CHECK REQUIREMENTS BRIEFING: EXHIBIT: E

Department staff will brief the Commission relative to the potential development of a predator trap check interval.

Staff: Larry Cooper
Invited Testimony Only (by members of the Trap Check Advisory Workgroup)
Action: Information Only

Attachments:
1. Exhibit cover (pdf)
2. Exibit summary (pdf)
3. Member roster (pdf)

WOLF PLAN COMPONENT FRAMEWORK: EXHIBIT: F

Department staff will brief the Commission on progress from the recent wolf advisory meetings and outline the proposed frame work for the Wolf Plan.

Staff: Mark Henjum and Craig Ely
Public Testimony
Action: Information Only

Attachments:
1. Exibit summary (pdf)

BIGHORN SHEEP AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT PLAN: EXHIBIT: G

Department staff will ask the Commission to amend rules relating to the Bighorn Sheep Management Plan. The Rocky Mountain Goat will be added to this plan. It will be renamed "Oregon's Bighorn Sheep & Rocky Mountain Goat Management Plan".

Staff: Don Whittaker
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Exhibit cover (pdf)
2. Draft plan - Dec. 2003 (pdf)
3. OARs (pdf)

ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT APPROVAL: EXHIBIT: H

Department staff will ask the Commission to review and for approval of the Access and Habitat Board's November 17, 2003 recommendations for project funding.

Staff: Susan Barnes
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. Exibit summary (pdf)

ACCESS AND HABITAT BOARD APPOINTMENTS: EXHIBIT: I

Department staff will ask the Commission to select nominated individuals to fill term-ending Access and Habitat Board positions.

Staff: Susan Barnes
Public Testimony
Action: Appoint

Attachments:
1. Exibit summary (pdf)

ACCESS AND HABITAT AND MONITORING INFORMATION: EXHIBIT: J

Department staff will give an update on the Access and Habitat Monitoring Program.

Staff: Susan Barnes
Public Testimony
Action: Information Only

Attachments:
1. Exibit summary (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS: Petition (Sea Urchin Permit)

David Taliaferro
16401 Mallory Dr.
Ft. Bragg, CA 95437
Public testimony will be taken

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

FUTURE PROPOSED TOPICS

January 9, 2004, Salem, Headquarters
Trap Check Requirements, Cooper,
Rulemaking
Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing, Carter, Upton,
Rulemaking
Columbia River Spring Chinook Allocation, King,
Informational

February 6, 2004, Portland, Portland Expo Center, Sportsmen Show
Awaiting information input