SALEM - The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday to amend rules relating to habitat conservation programs and discussion of fish passage negotiation processes.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state. The seven-member panel meets monthly. The meeting will occur in the Commission Room of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters building located at 3406 Cherry Ave. N.E. in Salem.

The official meeting of the Commission will begin at 8 a.m. Scheduled are discussions on wildlife habitat conservation and a briefing on the Dungeness crab fishery.

Public testimony will be taken on each agenda item. Sign-up sheets to testify will be provided at the meeting. Most agenda items are posted to ODFW's Web site at: (www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm).

Persons seeking to testify for up to five minutes on other issues not on the formal agenda may do so by making arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. Unscheduled testimony must be arranged by calling Katie Thiel, ODFW Director's Office, at (503) 947-6044. Unscheduled testimony will occur around 1 p.m. and is limited to about six speakers.

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