WSR 99-14-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-86-- Filed June 24, 1999, 4:36 p.m. , effective June 24, 1999, 7:00 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 24, 1999.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000R; and amending WAC 220-33-010.

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 select areas (terminal areas) are part of an on-going BPA funded study to design fisheries in areas outside of the mainstem Columbia River. Several stocks of salmon have been released from net pens in these select areas to provide for fisheries. All salmon returning to these net pens are harvestable. This rule is consistent with actions of the Columbia River Compact hearing of June 24, 1999, and is consistent with requirements of the Endangered Species Act. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 24, 1999, 7:00 p.m.

June 24, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-33-01000R
Columbia River gillnet seasons below Bonneville--Select area commercial fisheries.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-33-010 and WAC 220-33-020, it is unlawful for a person to take or possess salmon, shad, and sturgeon taken for commercial purposes from Columbia River Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E except during the times and conditions listed:

1) Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Area

Area: Open waters of Blind Slough extend from markers at the mouth of Gnat Creek located approximately 1/2 mile upstream of the county road bridge downstream to markers at the mouth of Blind Slough. Concurrent Washington/Oregon waters extend downstream of the railroad bridge. In addition, Knappa Slough is open to fishing in all waters bounded by a line from the northerly most marker at the mouth of Blind Slough westerly to a marker on Karlson Island downstream to a north-south lin defined by a marker on the eastern end of Minaker Island to markers on Karlson Island and the Oregon shore.

Dates: 7:00 p.m. Thursday June 24 to 7:00 a.m. Friday June 25, 1999

7:00 p.m. Wednesday June 30 to 7:00 a.m. Thursday July 1, 1999

7:00 p.m. Thursday July 1 to 7:00 a.m. Friday July 2, 1999

Gear: 8 inch maximum mesh

100 fathoms maximum length

Allowable Sale: salmon, sturgeon, shad

Miscellaneous Rules: Transportation or possession of fish outside of the fishing area when the mainstem Columbia is closed is unlawful unless by a licensed buyer. An exception to the rule would allow fishers to transport their catch out of the fishing are with a permit issued by an authorized agency employee after examining the catch.

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

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

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 a.m. July 2, 1999:


WAC 220-33-01000R Columbia River gillnet seasons below Bonneville select area commercial fisheries

Washington State Code Reviser's Office