The commission will take final action on the 2010-11 sportfishing rule changes during a public meeting next February.
Information about the sportfishing rule change process and forms needed to submit proposals are available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/rule_proposals/. A rule-change packet also can be requested by calling (360) 902-2700.
Proposals must be received by June 1 to be considered in this process.
The website and rule change packet both include a timeline for rule adoption, a proposal form with instructions, and information about standard seasons and other season-setting processes, such as the annual North of Falcon salmon-season forum.