Anglers sought for department of fish and wildlife committee

Members of the sport fishing community are being sought by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to serve on a committee that oversees the Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement program.

The committee advises WDFW’s director on all facets of the fisheries enhancement program. The program’s main responsibilities include restoring and enhancing recreational fisheries in Puget Sound, promoting recreational fishing opportunities and ensuring sustainable salmon and marine bottomfish populations.

Qualifying applicants should be close with the recreational fishing community and have a deep understanding of salmon and bottomfish fisheries in the Sound, according to a press release.

To apply, those interested must send a resume and cover letter with a name, address, phone number, email address, relevant experience, effectiveness in communication and reasons for wanted to serve on the committee.

Those interested in serving on the 10 person committee have until Nov. 11 to apply via email at PugetSoundRecFishingGroup@dfw.wa.gov or by mail to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Attn: Ryan Lothrop, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia WA, 98501-1091. The term begins in January and is a two year position.

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