WSR 99-17-013




[ Filed August 6, 1999, 2:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General rules to govern the commercial marine fish and shellfish fishery.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules may be needed to control marine fish harvest to meet conservation and management concerns; require commercial fishery compliance with the intent of established conservation and sanctuary zones; and improve the implementing language governing the shellfish harvest log book requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Morris Barker, Marine Resources Division Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826, fax (360) 902-2944. Contact by November 2, 1999. Proposal filing expected to be November 3, 1999.

August 6, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator