WSR 97-22-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-215--Filed October 24, 1997, 1:20 p.m., effective October 24, 1997, 8:00 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: October 23, 1997.

Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-88A-08000Q; and amending WAC 220-88A-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: These rules are necessary to comply with a recently negotiated change to the 1997 State/Tribal Puget Sound shrimp harvest management plan and increase non-Indian shrimp fishery opportunity. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: October 24, 1997, 8:00 a.m.

October 23, 1997

Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-88A-08000R Emerging commercial fishery--Puget Sound shrimp trawl experimental fishery--Seasons and gear. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88A-080, effective 8:00 a.m. October 24, 1997, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound using shellfish beam trawl gear except as provided for in this section:

(1) Open - in Marine Fish Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23A, 23B, and 25A.

(2) It is unlawful to harvest and retain spot shrimp, or any other species other than Pandalid shrimp.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 8:00 a..m. October 24, 1997:

WAC 220-88A-08000Q Emerging commercial fishery--Puget Sound shrimp trawl experimental fishery--Seasons and gear. (97-180)

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above repealer occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office