RESTORATION: Salmon fishing history, recovery part of talk

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comMarch 16, 2014 

Frank Haw will be the featured speaker at the March 26 meeting of the Olympia Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Haw is a biologist and former administrator at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife,

His presentation is titled “Restoring Washington’s Salmon Sport Fishery.” It includes the historic development of the salmon sport fishery, its decline and what must be done to restore it.

Haw is a former deputy and acting director of the state Department of Fisheries, serving during the administrations of Govs. Daniel Evans and Dixy Lee Ray. Following retirement in 1984, he joined Northwest Marine Technology, where he is a senior biologist.

During his career, Haw was a leader in a program that improved salmon sport fishing in Puget Sound, and co-authored the book “Saltwater Fishing in Washington.”

Light refreshments will be provided and all attending are invited to participate in the fishing equipment raffle.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be at the North Olympia Fire Station, 5046 Boston Harbor Road NW, Olympia.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,

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