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 (HGMP) FOR THE SOOS CREEK
FALL CHINOOK HATCHERY PROGRAM
The HGMP describes, in a format prescribed by NOAA Fisheries, the operation of the artificial production program for chinook salmon, and the potential effects of the program on Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed species. The HGMP will be provided to NOAA Fisheries for consideration as a significant conservation measure under Section 4(d) of the ESA.
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 this Puget Sound artificial production program until January 4, 2013. Comments must be submitted in writing to Director Phil Anderson, WDFW 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 Daylight Time on January 4, 2013.
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.