Pacific Northwest Northern Pike Forum and Coordination Meeting

Event Details

Date: July 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Meeting Room 10, Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 West Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA

Pacific Northwest Northern Pike Forum and Coordination Meeting
Time and Date: July 24, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Location: Meeting Room 10, Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 West Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA

Background: Following the 27th Annual Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit, the PNWER Invasive Species Working Group submitted an action item to identify the economic threat of northern pike (Esox lucius) to salmon/steelhead recovery and harvest within the Pacific Northwest region (States of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories) where northern pike is non-native.

Meeting Summary: The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region is partnering with the Washington Invasive Species Council and partners to convene a meeting at the 2018 Annual Summit in Spokane, WA to discuss northern pike and provide a forum for cross-border and jurisdictional discussion of the economic and environmental damages. The meeting will also discuss the 2017-2018 PNWER Action Item to: Form a PNWER cross-border northern pike committee to develop a PNWER-scale (regional) economic analysis of native fisheries and salmon/steelhead recovery investments threatened by northern pike, and develop a regional strategy to achieve the regional economic analysis.

If you would like to present on the issue in your own jurisdiction during the regional forum, contact the organizers (contacts listed below) no later than June 4, 2018.

Please note, the 28th Annual PNWER Summit Invasive Species Session that will set 2018-2019 Action Items will be held on July 25th, 2018 at the same location. Visit www.pnwer.org/2018summit to learn more and register for the PNWER Annual Summit.

Registration: There is no cost to attend the Pacific Northwest Northern Pike Forum and Coordination Meeting, to register for the forum and coordinator meeting visit https://goo.gl/J2TyrH. If you plan to also attend the PNWER Invasive Species sessions on July 25th, please register at www.pnwer.org/2018summit.

Agenda:

· Welcome

· Introduction and role of PNWER

· Regional Forum – Presentations from States, Provinces, and Tribal Nations

· Discussion of 2017-2018 Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Action Item
o Form a PNWER cross-border northern pike committee to develop a PNWER-scale (regional) economic analysis of native
fisheries and salmon/steelhead recovery investments threatened by northern pike.

· Discussion of an action plan to achieve a PNWER-scale (regional) economic analysis of native fisheries and salmon/steelhead
recovery investments threatened by northern pike

· Open discussion, sharing, and updates from the region

· Final questions, comments, wrap up meeting

Questions: Please direct questions or comments to Justin Bush (justin.bush@rco.wa.gov) and Nate Weigel (nate.weigel@pnwer.org).

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