License Revenue is Critical to Maintaining and Increasing Fishing Opportunities
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is considering options for increasing fishing and hunting license revenue to help close the gap between future expenditures and projected funding.
A key goal of the proposal is to set fees that more accurately reflect fisheries management costs, including the relatively high cost of managing salmon, steelhead, and other fisheries in waters where some fish stocks are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.
As we have in the past, we are seeking comments on what you like about each of these proposals and how they can be improved. We encourage you to comment on any, or all, of the 2017-19 policy and budget proposals.