SALEM, re.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Feb. 9 at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave., Seaside.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and will follow an agenda available at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/07/feb/index.asp
The commission is expected to give ODFW staff further direction regarding a process for reviewing the Oregon Administrative Rules for elk-ranching licensing. At last month’s commission meeting,ODFW staff was directed to provide recommendations about the scope of issues to be considered during rulemaking, the stakeholders to participate in the process, and a time frame for staff to return to the commission with recommended rules.
Also on the agenda are several requests that may generate rulemaking actions. The commission will be asked to adopt rules to implement a crab pot limitation program for the commercial ocean Dungeness crab fishery. ODFW staff will ask the commission to permanently adopt rules establishing gear and harvest restrictions to reduce commercial and recreational wastage of the razor clam resource. As a follow-up to the recent Columbia River Compact meeting, the commission will be asked to adopt modifications to permanent rules for Columbia River commercial and recreational sturgeon and spring chinook regulations.
The commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in Oregon. The seven-member panel meets monthly. Agenda item exhibits may be requested by calling 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044, or found on the ODFW’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/
Public testimony is invited. Sign-up sheets will be available in the hallway outside the meeting room for persons who want to testify on scheduled agenda items. Persons seeking to testify on issues not on the formal agenda may do so by making arrangements with the ODFW Director’s Office, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, by calling 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish nd Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please