Saturday, June 29, 2013

Still waiting on Lower Puyallup Regulations


I recently sent another email to WDFW, and thought I'd post the response. I'm checking nearly everyday for the lower Puyallup update, but it sounds like it will be early-mid July before we know the results of the discussions.

This is a link to an article that explains what's happening as well.

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/editors-blog/puyallup-salmon-fishery-negotiations-continue/
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Hello Ignorant Fisherman,
As you are probably aware, the Puyallup Tribe and WDFW were unable to resolve differences in view about the Puyallup River sport fishery for 2013.  We have been meeting regularly to define the sport fishery and provide the public with timely notice prior to opening.  We expect fishing to open in August and so we hope to announce the season in early July.  Please accept our apology for the delay in resolving this issue.  
Thank you for your patience and your interest in our fisheries. 
Pat
Patrick L. Pattillo
Special Assistant to the Director
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Olympia, WA
360-902-2705
If you have further questions, please email again or call (360) 902-2700. Our Customer Service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
We hope this information helps.
Sincerely,
Fish Program