(1) Persons having an ownership interest or contractual right to take shellfish from nonstate owned tidelands or bedlands and who intend to commercially harvest wild stocks of clams, mussels, or oysters are eligible to obtain a nonstate lands commercial wild clam, mussel, and oyster trial fishery permit and to purchase an emerging commercial fishery license. Both the permit and the license are required in order to commercially harvest under this chapter.
(2) The trial fishery permit must be obtained for each site to be harvested. Each harvest site description will be the same as that used for obtaining certification of approval issued by the state department of health. The trial fishery permit must be renewed annually at the same time the site is recertified by the state department of health.
(3) The commercial harvester is covered by a single license for harvesting activity undertaken at any permitted site. The license is effective for one year and must be renewed annually.
(4) "Commercial harvest" of wild clams, mussels, and oysters includes both harvest for sale or barter and harvest of the presumptive commercial quantities defined in RCW 69.30.010
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012
, and 77.12.047
. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-360-120, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047
. WSR 06-04-015 (Order 06-08), § 220-88D-030, filed 1/22/06, effective 2/22/06.]