Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fishing-industry groups blast WA Gov. Inslee over his picks for North Council

"Gov. Jay Inslee’s handling of nominations for a federal fishery-council seat has come under attack from the leaders of major North Pacific fishing-industry groups, which have taken the unusual step of sending a complaint letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Industry officials criticize Inslee for bucking the list of three nominees provided by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for a seat on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Instead, the governor made some of his own picks in what they say was a flawed process that denied most of the industry meaningful input. ... read more...

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