HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

February 11, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M. Tapes 15 – 17

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

Rep. Jeff Kropf, Vice-Chair

Rep. Linda Flores

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Mike Schaufler

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Jackie Dingfelder, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Pete Test, Administrator

Mike Reiley, Administrative Support

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2033 – Work Session

                                                Informational Meeting

                                                            Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Update

                                                                        Introduction – Ed Bowles

                                                                        Native Fish Policy

                                                                        Hatchery Policy

                                                                        Predator Policy and Research – Robin Brown

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 15, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:37 am. Opens work session on HB 2033.

HB 2033 – WORK SESSION

015

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2033.

020

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2033-4 amendments dated 2/5/03 (EXHIBIT A).

025

Rep. Kruse

Thanks ODFW for their work on HB 2033.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Dingfelder, Kropf

 

Chair Jenson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

030

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2033 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  2 - Dingfelder, Kropf

038

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

046

Chair Jenson

Closes work session on HB 2033. Opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

050

Ed Bowles

Fish Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). Submits and summarizes presentation (EXHIBIT B).

068

Chair Jenson

Clarifies subject matter of presentations.

080

Bowles

Submits and summarizes prepared presentation

130

Bowles

Native Fish Conservation Policy

270

Chair Jenson

Asks about funding.

275

Bowles

Explains funding and continues presentation.

321

Rep. Kruse

Asks about de-listing.

333

Bowles

Explains sustainability.

373

Rep. Kruse

Asks about timeframe for NOAA fisheries.

377

Bowles

Explains that it depends on location.

387

Rep. Kruse

Asks if focus is on Coho.

390

Bowles

Responds that it is dependent on location.

404

Rep. Kruse

Would like further info on NOAA and state.

410

Bowles

Continues presentation.

TAPE 16, A

038

Chair Jenson

Asks about designation of area watersheds.

052

Bowles

Responds intention is biological.

091

Rep. Kruse

Asks for clarification about maps.

100

Bowles

Explains acclimation facilities.

108

Rep. Kruse

Asks about hatch boxes.

110

Bowles

Responds and continues presentation.

139

Rep. Schaufler

Asks for clarification of maps.

141

Bowles

Clarifies maps and continues presentation.

173

Chair Jenson

Asks for comment on March 2002 Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team (IMST) hatchery policy vs. native fish policy.

205

Bowles

Comments on IMST report.

237

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about treatment of hatchery fish.

246

Bowles

Responds that he will address it in Hatchery Policy presentation and begins presentation.

301

Rep. Kruse

Asks about difference between harvest objective and conservation objective.

320

Bowles

Explains difference between objectives.

363

Rep. Kruse

Asks follow-up about hatchery vs. wild fish.

388

Bowles

Responds.

396

Rep. Kruse

Asks about wild-wild crosses in hatcheries.

398

Bowles

Responds that it would blur the line between wild and hatchery fish.

TAPE 15, B

018

Rep. Kruse

Asks about behavior in hatchery vs. wild fish.

028

Bowles

Explains work done to address potential differences between hatchery and wild fish.

079

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about uses of hatchery fish.

092

Bowles

Explains how hatchery fish are intended to be used. Continues presentation.

153

Chair Jenson

Asks for clarification of Food share.

154

Bowles

Explains Food share program.

169

Rep. Kruse

Asks about exporting harvest hatchery industry and impacts on coastal economies.

180

Bowles

Explains that it is policy issue.

190

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about haploid and triploid fish.

195

Bowles

Explains.

200

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about concerns with outside fish.

205

Bowles

Explains concerns. Continues presentation.

262

Chair Jenson

Asks if fish policy would be adopted at ODFW workshop.

264

Bowles

Responds it would be up to discretion of those involved. Concludes presentation.

317

Rep. Kropf

Asks about other efforts to mimic nature in hatchery environment.

320

Bowles

Explains other efforts.

372

Rep. Kropf

Asks about Fall Creek site development.

376

Bowles

Explains issues relating to Fall Creek site development.

394

Chair Jenson

Notes difficulties regarding Fall Creek.

TAPE 16, B

001

Robin Brown

Marine Mammal Research Program Leader, ODFW. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding Oregon Seals and Sea Lions (EXHIBIT C).

117

Rep. Kruse

Explains his legislation that would allow state to manage predators.

136

Brown

Explains laws and policies regarding state predator management.

175

Rep. Kruse

Notes impacts of taking pinniped.

185

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about conditioning of pinniped.

196

Brown

Explains pinniped conditioning.

222

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about pinniped relations to prey.

228

Brown

Explains pinniped and prey.

252

Rep. Kropf

Asks about overall stellar sea lion population.

256

Brown

Offers figures for population.

267

Rep. Kropf

Asks about stellar population range.

268

Brown

Explains population range.

272

Rep. Kropf

Asks about sustainable populations of sea lions.

276

Brown

Explains management techniques for sea lions.

303

Rep. Kropf

Asks about dams’ impact on pinniped predation.

312

Brown

Explains dams’ impacts on pinniped predation.

354

Rep. Kropf

Asks about protection measures at dams.

361

Brown

Explains measures implemented at dams.

371

Rep. Kropf

Asks about effectiveness.

374

Brown

Explains effectiveness.

393

Rep. Kropf

Asks about 1999 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) study to Congress.

402

Brown

Explains study and impacts.

TAPE 17, A

011

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about acceptable loss for seals.

022

Brown

Explains regulations regarding predator management.

045

Rep. Schaufler

Comments that there is imbalance in protection of predators vs. fish.

048

Brown

Responds.

066

Chair Jenson

Closes informational meeting. Adjourns meeting at 10:32 am.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2033, -4 amendments, staff, 1 p

B – Informational, prepared information, Ed Bowles, 16 pp

C – Informational, prepared information, Robin Brown, 2 pp