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    Pollution restricts shellfish harvest in Pierce, Mason and Whatcom counties, Grays Harbor listed as “threatened”

    State health officials are restricting shellfish harvesting in portions of three commercial growing areas due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Another 17 areas are now defined as “threatened” due to declining water quality. The actions are the result of the Department of Health’s annual evaluation of the state’s 102 commercial shellfish […]

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  • Wash. Governor Inslee accepting applications for Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council

    Governor Inslee is accepting applications for membership on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council. The advisory council will advise the Governor’s office, state and local agencies, and the legislature, on ocean policy and management issues along Washington’s Pacific Coast.
    Interested applicants should fill out the online application form available at:
    Applications are due August 21, 2013. Governor Inslee will review applications and appoint members to the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council.
    The advisory council includes gubernatorial appointments for representatives of various stakeholder interests, including: commercial fishing, conservation, shellfish aquaculture, ports, economic development, ports, education, shipping, recreational fishing, science and citizens. Each coastal Marine Resource Committee will also select one representative to serve on the advisory council. State agencies and the Governor’s office will also have representatives serving on the advisory council.
    Applicants should be committed to participate in a collaborative, advisory process with a diverse group of stakeholders and agencies. The advisory council must meet a minimum of two times per year and plans to meet four times over the next year. Advisors do not receive any compensation for their work. Advisors will serve a four-year term and may be reappointed. More information on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council is available at: http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards/profiles/7319475.aspx

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