WA HB 1229- Putting Sporties first


This could be the best thing to happen for sport-fishing in Washington in ages. A big surprise is that it is a bipartisan bill :eek:

Washington State Legislature
Bill Digest said:
Requires the department of fish and wildlife to:
(1) Seek to optimize the economic value of the state's fishery resource; and
(2) When making fisheries management determinations and setting fishing seasons, maximize recreational fishing opportunity within available harvests before determining commercial fishing opportunity.
Requires the fish and wildlife commission, when using hatcheries to enhance fishing opportunities and consistent with all tribal treaty obligations, to prioritize production at hatcheries based on their contribution to recreational fisheries.
House Bill 1229 | Economics Should Drive Fisheries

I've contact my reps to support this bill. Lets hope more will do the same.



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