OLYMPIA, Wash. - The public will have more time to review changes in state sportfishing rules proposed for 2010-12 under an extended comment period announced today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Under the new timeline, WDFW will accept written comments through Dec. 1 on more than 100 proposed regulations - nearly a month longer than previously announced.
In addition, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has postponed a public hearing on the proposals until its Dec. 4-5 meeting in Olympia. Written testimony can also be submitted during that meeting.
The commission, which sets policy for WDFW, is scheduled to take action on the proposed rule changes in February of 2010.