Public Invited to Comment on 2023-24 Inshore Recreational Groundfish Fishery – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is hosting a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss coastal recreational groundfish management options in 2023 and 2024.
West Coast groundfish are managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council on a two-year management cycle. The Council is currently reviewing harvest levels (annual catch limits) and management measures such as seasons and bag limits that will affect Washington’s coastal groundfish fisheries in the 2023-2024 biennium.
The purpose of the meeting is to review the preliminary analysis and seek input on potential management actions to maintain catches within the Washington Recreational Fishing Guidelines over the next biennium. WDFW will be hosting additional meetings this spring to seek feedback from Washington Coastal Groundfish Recreational Fishery participants throughout the public Board process at the April and June 2022 Board meetings.