Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Permit Applications

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) submitted applications to us for four scientific research permits and one incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). WDFW prepared a conservation plan to minimize and mitigate any such take of listed species. The permit applications are related to scientific research and fisheries management measures in Puget Sound/Georgia Basin, potentially affecting nine ESA-listed fish populations, including three species of Puget Sound rockfish. Following a public comment period, we released final documents on WDFW's permit applications on Nov. 6, 2012. See the materials below for more information; or contact Dan Tonnes, 206-526–4643.