FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: July 27, 1999.
Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-88A-08000X; 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 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 comply with the recently negotiated state/tribal Puget Sound shrimp harvest management plan and meet treaty sharing requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.
July 27, 1999
for Jeff P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88A-080, effective immediately until further notice:
(1) It is unlawful to fish for shrimp in Puget Sound with beam trawl gear except:
(a) Crustacean management area 1 - Open immediately until further notice.
(b) Crustacean management area 3 - Open immediately until further notice, except those waters of Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch reporting Area 23A west of a line projected true north from the lighthouse at Dungeness spit are closed until further notice.
(2) The following restrictions apply to shrimp trawl harvest in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area 20A:
(a) Closed in waters east of a line from the southwest corner of Point Roberts to Sandy Point.
(b) Closed in waters shallower than 20 fathoms.
(3) It is unlawful to trawl for shrimp from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 220-88A-08000X||Emerging commercial fishery--Puget Sound shrimp beam trawl fishery--Restrictions to avoid gear conflicts. (99-56)|