The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) study committee on Pinniped Predation on Salmonids will host a virtual stakeholder workshop on March 14, 2022, 1pm-4pm PT.

All participants must register for this meeting at this registration page. The meeting link you will receive in your email is specific to you and cannot be shared with others.

We invite you to submit written information, literature, resources, or comments for use by the committee in this form. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please indicate so in the form by March 6th. We will have limited time during the meeting, so individuals who submit written comments, particularly those that directly address the scope of the committee’s work, will be prioritized for speaking time. Regardless of participation in the workshop, all written comments will be shared with the committee.

The focus of the workshop will be the science of pinniped predation on salmonids, with an emphasis on Washington’s portion of the Salish Sea and Washington’s outer coast. An agenda for the meeting is forthcoming.

The intent of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with the WSAS committee and invite stakeholders to share key context, relevant research, and additional perspectives with the committee. The information gathered at the workshop and in writing will inform the study committee’s summary of the science of pinniped predation on salmonids, including the science regarding potential management actions.

All workshop participants are expected to follow WSAS’s Code of Conduct: