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CAF General Meeting minutes 2-13-2020

Board members attending: Aaron Duncan, Joe Janowicz, Roger Lindquist, Barbara Spani, Jack Sheehan, Gene Trinkler, Gary Underhill and David Sophusson

John Weber gave presentation on Snout tagging.

Reasons to do snout tagging, Eval Hatchery performance, Survival numbers of fish, Release strategy, performance in fisheries, tells us how the fish do in the ocean, fresh water harvest, track our returns.

Currently we are not getting results for good data. John would like the CAF to get involved in this program. CAF would finance the prizes used for incentive to participate in the program.

April will begin snout collection. John had a kiosk built. CAF would encourage surveyor staff to turn in the snouts. Involve Lex’s, Jot’s, the Port of Gold Beach and Rogue Outdoor Store.

John says Ocean productivity is down, and the potential for a La Nina in the spring is good.

South Coast Fishermen have been actively participating in this program; here are some of their numbers.

Chetco Snout recovery in 2010 thru 2014   = 313

Ferry Creek recovery in 2010 thru 2014 = 568

Every year Ferry Creek release out performs the main stem releases.

CAF needs to help in collecting snouts, training anglers how to collect snouts, running raffle, and reading snouts.

Netting could increase snouts at Indian Creek.

There was some discussion on the fact that we do not tag everything. And how to run the raffle.

It was decided that as long as they turn in a snout they are in the raffle. If you turn in a snout you made the effort, you should be in the raffle.

Reels fish days are 4/14/2020, 4/16/2020, 4/21/2020, 4/23/2020

Barbara Spani gave Treasurers report, see attached. December we took in $1395.75 in donations and such, we spent $4688.31. for a loss of #3202.56

Roger reported on painting the brood tank, Roger reviewed the particulars with the group. Dave Barnes feels it is doomed to failure. Because of slide groove metal areas.

Gary’s report

We should have 82,000 viable eggs. Ponding 1st group of fish into raceway 1 2-14-2020.

Gary said hand feeding begins Saturday.

Be careful, decks can be slippery, Gary did sand. New pressure washer works great, the old one can be lent out, just contact Gary.

Aaron talked about the winch project.

Salmon Derby dates are 7-30. 7-31 and 8-1-2020.

John Weber and Dave Barnes talked about the Conservation Management Plan on the Native fish issues.

There is a meeting at the Library in February 26th at 9 a.m. at the Curry Public Library. All who can attend please do. Let’s wear our hats to show who we are and what we represent.

Roger talked about fundraising efforts available to us, McKays, Rays, Fred Meyer and Amazon Smile programs. He said he is having an article printed in the Riffle to explain them and how they work.

Mary Duncan has volunteered to do the Riffle 4 times a year, IF SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO RUN DOWN THE CONTENT.

Events coming up are Libby Pond, Resource day, and scholarship give a way.