Concerning Aquatic Invasive Species Management

Concerning the development of cooperative agreements to expand recreational access on privately owned lands

Concerning construction projects in state waters / HPA

Adjusting recreational fishing and hunting fees

Increasing commercial fishing license fees

WDFW's Legislative Mandate

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife operates as the state's principal agency for species protection and conservation, under a mandate defined in Title 77 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). That legislative mandate directs the department to preserve, protect, perpetuate and manage fish and wildlife and to provide fishing and hunting opportunities. Department activities also are subject to provisions of Title 220 and Title 232 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).