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COMMISSION AGENDA: October 14, 2022

Tour:
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 8:00 AM
The Mill Casino
Hotel Lobby
3201 Tremont Ave
North Bend, OR 97459

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Oct Tour map - Google Maps (pdf)

Meeting:
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 8:00 AM
The Mill Casino
Salmon Room West
3201 Tremont Ave
North Bend, OR 97459

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

  The Fish and Wildlife Commission has moved to hybrid meetings, meaning that you have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Those who would like to provide testimony virtually must REGISTER in advance to receive a testimony link to the meeting. In-person registration will be available at the meeting.

This meeting will be live streamed to YouTube and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/IEODFW/videos

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Attachments: (pdf)

EXPENDITURE REPORT


Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Administration


Attachments: (pdf)

ADAPTING TO CLIMATE AND OCEAN CHANGE REPORT

Renewable Energy

Sarah Reif, Habitat Division Administrator
Mike Moore, Regional Habitat Biologist, Klamath Watershed District

Attachments: (pdf)

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES


Curt Melcher, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

1.)     635-019-0090
Open Grande Ronde River Coho Salmon Fishery
Adopted 9/21/2022: effective 9/24/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule opens a recreational coho fishery on the Grande Ronde River from September 24 through November 30.

2.)     635-016-0090
Increase Hatchery Chinook Daily Bag Limit in Elk River
Adopted 9/22/2022: effective 9/26/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule increases the daily hatchery adult Chinook bag limit in the Elk River from two to three fish starting September 26.

3.)     635-042-0060
Authorize Mainstem Columbia River Non-Treaty Commercial Fisheries
Adopted 9/22/2022: effective 9/25/2022 through 12/31/2022.
These rules authorize commercial non-treaty gillnet and tangle net fishing periods in the mainstem Columbia River below Bonneville Dam from September 25 through October 28.

4.)     635-041-0075
Set Treaty Commercial Fall Gillnet Fisheries
Adopted 9/22/2022: effective 9/22/2022 through 12/31/2022.
These amended rules authorize the sale of fish caught in Zone 6 treaty gillnet fisheries during an open period modified to extend through September 23 and during a period September 26 through September 29.

5.)     635-021-0090
Close Angling in the Crooked River and Ochoco Creek
Adopted 9/22/2022: effective 9/24/2022 through 10/31/2022.
This amended rule closes angling in the Crooked River downstream of Prineville Reservoir and in Ochoco Creek downstream of Ochoco Reservoir from September 24 through October 31.

 6.)     635-041-0075
Set Treaty Commercial Fall Gillnet Fisheries
Adopted 9/29/2022: effective 10/3/2022 through 12/31/2022.
These amended rules authorize the sale of fish caught in Zone 6 treaty gillnet fisheries during an open period from October 3 through October 6.

7.)     635-042-0060
Authorize Mainstem Columbia River Non-Treaty Commercial Fisheries
Adopted 9/29/2022: effective 10/2/2022 through 12/31/2022.
These rules authorize commercial gillnet fishing periods in commercial zones 4 and 5 in the mainstem Columbia River from October 2 through October 13.

8.)     635-023-0130
Amend Lower Columbia River Recreational Fall Salmon Retention Fisheries
Adopted 9/29/2022: effective 10/1/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule reopens the lower Columbia River recreational Chinook fisheries from October 1 through December 31.

9.)     635-005-0387
Close Intertidal Commercial Cockle Fishery in Tillamook Bay
Adopted 9/29/2022: effective 10/1/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule closes the Tillamook Bay commercial intertidal cockle fishery as the fishery is projected to have reached the 80,000-pound quota.

10.)     635-004-0275
Federal Actions and Management Measures Implemented for Commercial Groundfish Fisheries
Adopted 10/4/2022: effective 10/4/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule adopts in-season actions previously adopted by the federal government for 2021-2022 Pacific Coast Limited Entry Fixed Gear and Open Access commercial groundfish fisheries, including, but not limited to, increases in sablefish, lingcod, and canary rockfish trip limits.

11.)     635-042-0060
Rescind Mainstem Columbia River Non-Treaty Commercial Fisheries
Adopted 10/6/2022: effective 10/7/2022 through 12/31/2022.
These rules rescind commercial gillnet fishing periods in commercial zones 4 and 5 in the mainstem Columbia River from October 9 through October 13.

12.)     635-023-0130
Amend Columbia River Recreational Fall Salmon Retention Fisheries
Adopted 10/6/2022: effective 10/8/2022 through 12/31/2022.
This amended rule closes the Columbia River recreational Chinook fisheries from October 8 through December 31.

OTHER BUSINESS

Delegation to Director for Approval and Implementation of Property Transfer Agreement; Klamath Parcel B Lands

Attachments: (pdf)



COMMISSION UPDATES

 

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 before 8:00 AM, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum).

Floating Offshore Wind Energy off the Oregon coast

Mike Okoniewski, Fisheries Consultant to Pacific Seafood

Potential impact the Tribal MOU may have on the overall herd numbers

Casey Ferguson

Columbia River Steelhead

David Moskowitz, The Conservation Angler

 

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft Commission meeting minutes from September 16, 2022.

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: SALMON CARCASS DISPOSITION

The Commission will be asked to adopt revised rules for the disposition of excess hatchery salmon carcasses that reflect direction in House Bill 3191 (2021).

Staff: Dr. Shaun Clements, Fish Division Deputy Administrator

Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance REGISTER required for virtual participation.  

Rulemaking



Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: JUMP CREEK FISH PASSAGE EXEMPTION

The Commission will be asked to approve fish passage exemptions for ten artificial barriers on Jump Creek in the Silvies Basin.

Staff: Katherine Nordholm, Fish Screens and Passage Coordinator
Dr. Shaun Clements, Fish Division Deputy Administrator

Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance REGISTER required for virtual participation

Appointment

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: REVOCATION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSES

The Commission will be asked to authorize to revocation of two commercial fishing licenses held by Mr. Richard Shore for the remainder of 2022, and for a period of one year.

Staff: Ken Loffink, ASD Administrator

Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance REGISTER required for virtual participation.

Approval


Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: OREGON CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUND PROJECT APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to approve a total expenditure of $715,000 (which includes a $550,000 restricted private project donation and $165,000 in OCRF matching funds) from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund for the Special Project.

Staff: Dr. Charlotte Regula-Whitefield,

Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance REGISTER required for virtual participation.

Approval

Attachments (pdf)

ADJOURN

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

* Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.gov or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302.  

November 18, 2022 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

December 16, 2022 – Portland

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2022

  • ODFW Carbon Reduction Plan – Director’s Report
  • Access and Habitat Project Funding- Approval
  • Restoration and Enhancement & Salmon and Trout Enhancement Programs Reports; R&E Board Appointments – Informational/Approval
  • Fish Passage Administrative Rule Revision Initiative- Rulemaking
  • 2023 Groundfish Fisheries Regulations and 2021 Nearshore Logbook Report- Rulemaking
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Memorandum of Agreement -Approval
  • Siletz Tribe Memorandum of Agreement – Approval
  • Rogue-South Coast Conservation Plan update – Director's Report
  • Petition to Prohibit Coyote Killing Contests in Oregon

January 13, 2023

*Written public comment period will open November 15, 2022

February 17, 2023

*Written public comment period will open December 15, 2022

March 17, 2023

*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2023

April 21, 2023

*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2023

May 12, 2023 - HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

June 16, 2023

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2023

July 14, 2023 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

August 4, 2023 - Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2023

September 15, 2023

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2023

October 13, 2023

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2023

November 17, 2023 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

December 15, 2023

*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2023

PLEASE NOTE

HOW TO REGISTER TO SPEAK AT THE COMMISSION MEETING

Public Comment and Public Hearing Testimony: Regular Commission meetings allow for in-person, virtual, or written public comment. When registering to testify please provide first and last name, topic, a valid email address, and phone number.

Comment and testimony are limited to three minutes. All parties interested in providing public comment or testifying as part of a public hearing shall participate using one of the following methods:

  • In-Person Comment: Parties interested in providing in-person verbal public comment shall

fill out a “Witness Registration” form available at the meeting.

  • Video or Audio Conference Call: If you wish to give virtual testimony on Exhibits scheduled on the Friday, October 14 agenda, YOU MUST REGISTER (REGISTER) BEFORE 8:00 AM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2022; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting. Staff will collect contact your information and provide information on how to access the meeting to provide comment.
  • Written Comment: Send to ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.gov or 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302. Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting will be distributed to the Commission prior of the meeting day; any correspondence or materials received less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be provided to the Commissioners the day of the meeting.

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, or ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.govYOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE 8:00AM WEDNESDAY October 12, 2022; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting.Please provide written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to act on items brought to their attention in this forum.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PRESENT YOUR VIEWS

If you have questions regarding this agenda, please contact Michelle Tate, Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302, or call 503- 947-6033.

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 connect to 503-947-6044.

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