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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: June 13, 2011

Contact: Greg Case
District Liaison to Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown
360-337-4428 or

No: 2011-042


Brown Announces Date of Hood Canal Summer Chum Recovery Symposium

Salmon recovery and Hood Canal conservation highlight
symposium agenda


(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown recently announced the Hood Canal Summer Chum Recovery Symposium set for June 23rd at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion in Port Gamble, Washington. “The symposium serves dual purposes,” said Brown. “It’s a forum to evaluate progress made toward the recovery of summer chum in Hood Canal, and an opportunity to consider how salmon recovery supports the broader vision for Hood Canal conservation. Both areas are vital keys to the recovery of chum salmon in our community,” Brown added. The event, sponsored by the Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 on June 23rd.

In 2005, the Coordinating Council was designated as the “Regional Recovery Organization” for Hood Canal summer chum. They were previously designated “Lead Entity” for the Hood Canal watershed. Commissioner Brown chairs the HCCC and is committed to the dual role of the council. “This program is unique in that this dual responsibility provides the Council with resources to help coordinate the entities involved with implementing the recovery plan, and fosters the implementation of habitat actions,” Brown said.

The Council completed the Summer Chum Recovery Plan in November 2005. The plan was adopted by the State of Washington in April 2006, and adopted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Services in May 2007.

Brown also was recently appointed to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board by Governor Gregoire.

Information about the symposium and other local conservation efforts is available online at the Hood Canal Coordinating web site




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