WSR 99-10-036

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-53-- Filed April 30, 1999, 7:59 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 29, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-325.

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: This regulation is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

April 29, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500Y
Recreational rules for shrimp districts 1 (Discovery Bay area) and 3 (Port Angeles Harbor)

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325 and WAC 220-56-310 it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp from those waters of Shrimp District 1 and Shrimp District 3 except as provided for in this section:

(1) Effective June 5, 1999, until further notice, fishing is allowed for all species of shrimp in Shrimp District 1 except that:

(a) Minimum size for spot shrimp in Shrimp District 1 is 1-3/16 inches carapace length.

(b) Spot shrimp may be retained only on Saturdays through August 21, 1999. Spot shrimp caught on days other than Saturdays and after August 21, 1999 until further notice must be returned immediately to the water unharmed.

(c) The daily bag limit is 10 pounds of which, on Saturdays, no more than 50 shrimp may be spot shrimp.

(2) Effective June 5, 1999, until further notice, fishing is allowed for all species of shrimp in Shrimp District 3 except that:

(a) Spot shrimp may be retained on Saturdays and Sundays only as part of the 10 pound daily bag limit. Spot shrimp caught on all other days must be returned immediately to the water unharmed.

(b) There is no minimum size for spot shrimp in Shrimp District 3.

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