The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking public comments through Feb. 15 on updated draft management plans designed to guide fish hatchery operations in portions of Puget Sound.
The draft plans, known as a hatchery and genetic management plans, describe the operation of the state hatchery programs for Tumwater Falls fall chinook salmon; Minter Creek fall chinook; Hamma Hamma River fall chinook; and Nooksack River chum and spring chinook.
The draft plans are available at wdfw.wa.gov/hatcheries/hgmp or at the department’s office in Olympia. To schedule an appointment to review the plans in person, call 360-902-2782.
Comments can be submitted by mail to Hatcheries, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501, or by email to HGMP-PScomments@dfw.wa.gov.
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