SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5082
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Environment & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Senators Bauer, L. Smith and Oke).
Read first time February 4, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to professional salmon fishing guides; amending RCW 75.28.010; and adding a new section to chapter 75.28 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 75.28.010 and 1985 c 457 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Except as otherwise provided by this title, a license or permit issued by the director is required to:
(a) Commercially fish for or take food fish or shellfish;
(b) Deliver food fish or shellfish taken in offshore waters;
Operate a charter boat; ((
(d) Engage in processing or wholesaling food fish or shellfish; or
(e) Operate as a guide for salmon for personal use in freshwater rivers and streams, other than that part of the Columbia river below the bridge at Longview.
(2) It is unlawful to engage in the activities described in subsection (1) of this section without having in possession the licenses or permits required by this title.
(3) No license or permit is required for the production or harvesting of private sector cultured aquatic products as defined in RCW 15.85.020 or for the delivery, processing, or wholesaling of such aquatic products. However, if a means of identifying such products is required by rules adopted under RCW 15.85.060, the exemption from licensing or permit requirements established by this subsection applies only if the aquatic products are identified in conformance with those rules.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 75.28 RCW to read as follows:
A professional salmon guide license is required for the holder to offer or perform the services of a professional salmon guide in the taking of salmon for personal use in freshwater rivers and streams, other than in that part of the Columbia river below the bridge at Longview. The annual license fees are fifty dollars for residents and five hundred dollars for nonresidents. A surcharge of twenty dollars shall be assessed on each resident guide license and a surcharge of one hundred dollars shall be assessed on each nonresident guide license for the purposes of RCW 75.50.100.