FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: July 27, 1999.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500Z; and 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. The state recreational harvest share of spot and nonspot shrimp has been exceeded in the areas closed under this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 28, 1999, 6:00 p.m.
July 27, 1999
for Jeff P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325 and WAC 220-56-310, it is unlawful to fish for shrimp taken for personal use from the following waters of Puget Sound except as provided for in this section:
(1) Effective immediately until further notice it is lawful to harvest shrimp in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 10, and the portion of Marine Area 9 south and east of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Double Bluff except that:
(a) It is unlawful to set or pull shrimp gear in waters greater than 150 feet.
(b) Spot shrimp must be returned immediately to the water unharmed.
(2) Effective immediately 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.
(3) Effective immediately until further notice, is unlawful to harvest or possess all species of shrimp in Shrimp District 1.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:00 p.m. July 28, 1999:
|WAC 220-56-32500Z||Personal use Puget Sound shrimp fishery--Exceptions to permanent rules for areas outside Hood Canal. (99-66)|