WSR 99-09-036

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-32-- Filed April 15, 1999, 4:39 p.m. , effective April 16, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 15, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-88A-070 and 220-88A-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: These rules are necessary to implement the 1999 state/tribal Puget Sound shrimp harvest management plan and meet all allocation requirements under Subproceeding 89-3 in United States v. Washington. The plan is in the final development stage and is awaiting signatures. These rules will allow for a sharing of catch between treaty and nontreaty shrimp fishers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 16, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

April 15, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88A-07000Z
Emerging commercial fishery--Puget Sound shrimp pot.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88A-070:

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 1999 until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for commercial purposes with shrimp pot gear from all waters of Puget Sound.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88A-08000W
Emerging commercial--Fishery--Puget Sound shrimp trawl experimental fishery--Seasons and gear.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88A-080:

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 1999 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for commercial purposes with shellfish beam trawl gear from all waters of Puget Sound.

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