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2012 WFC Sportfishing Rule Proposals to WDFW

WFC will be submitting conservation rule suggestions specific to both wild steelhead and rockfish.

SteelheadWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting suggestions for modifications to the personal use (sport) fishing regulations.  You have until June 15 to submit these changes. Sportfishing rule changes developed through this process will be available for public review and comment in early September. It will be very important for wild fish supporters to weigh in at this time. Suggestions that make the grade would become Washington law starting May 1, 2013.

WFC will be submitting conservation rule suggestions specific to both wild steelhead and rockfish sportfishing. WFC staff have worked closely with the Wild Steelhead Coalition to develop steelhead recommendations. Below are the recommendations for both fisheries:

2012 Steelhead Rule Proposals (via Wild Steelhead Coalition)

2012 Rockfish Rule Proposals

If you are interested in submitting rule proposals to WDFW for the 2012/2013 season, please review the documents above and submit the suggested rules in your own words by June 15, 2012 by following the link below:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/myproposal.html

This is a great opportunity to tell WDFW what you think.  Please take the time to communicate your suggestions to WDFW. We have the power to affect policy. Thank you!

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