FISH AND WILDLIFE
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE'S (WDFW) REVISED HATCHERY GENETIC MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE WALLACE RIVER HATCHERY SUMMER CHINOOK PROGRAM
A revised hatchery genetic management plan (HGMP) for the WDFW's Wallace River Hatchery summer chinook artificial production program is available for a thirty-day public review and comment period. The comments, WDFW's response, and any resulting modifications to the HGMP will subsequently be posted on WDFW's web site and provided to NOAA fisheries for its consideration.
The HGMP describes, in a format prescribed by NOAA fisheries, the operation of the artificial production program for summer chinook salmon in the Skykomish River, and the potential effects of the program on listed species. The HGMP will be provided to NOAA fisheries for consideration as a significant conservation measure under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act.
The HGMP may be accessed for review through one of the following means: (1) Electronically via the internet on WDFW's web site at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hatcheries/; or (2) in-person through a scheduled appointment at WDFW's headquarters in Olympia, Washington. To schedule an appointment, or to obtain more information, please call (360) 902-2782.
WDFW will be accepting public comments on the HGMP for the Wallace River Hatchery artificial production program for chinook salmon until December 7, 2012. Comments must be submitted in writing to Phil Anderson, Director, WDFW (Attention: Hatcheries - NRB 6th Floor), 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, or electronically through e-mail addressed to HGMP-PScomments@dfw.wa.gov. All comments must be received by WDFW at the appropriate address or via e-mail by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 7, 2012.
This notice can also be found on the Washington State Register web site at http://www.leg.wa.gov/CODEREVISER/Pages/Washington_State_Register.aspx.