Washington to consider creating two new fishing license types
OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider on Friday creating two new sport-fishing licenses.
The proposed Fish Washington license is intended to simplify recreational fishing licenses and endorsements by allowing resident anglers to purchase an all-inclusive annual combination license with all the endorsements at a discounted price,
The Fish Washington license would include freshwater and saltwater fishing plus the two-pole, Columbia River salmon/steelhead and Puget Sound crab endorsements.
Buying the items separately would cost $87.65, while the proposed Fish Washington license would cost $79.62.
The other license would be a combination fishing (freshwater, saltwater, shellfish) for Washington residents age 70 and older.
It would cost $19.05.
The nine-member commission will meet Friday and Saturday in room No. 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. The sessions begin at 8 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Also on the agenda are new catch limits for trout in Lake Roosevelt and a review of draft budget and policy proposals for the 2017 legislative session.
An agenda for the meeting is available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission.