WSR 99-17-067

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-127-- Filed August 13, 1999, 1:57 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 7, 1999.

Purpose: To close commercial herring dip bag net fishery in north Puget Sound Marine Fish/Shellfish Catch Areas 20A, 20B, 21A and 21B.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-49-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-13-120 on June 16, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 13, 1999

Debbie Nelson

for Kelly White, Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-3209.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-043, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98)

WAC 220-49-020
Herring and anchovy--Seasons--Lawful gear--Purposes.

It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess for commercial purposes herring or anchovy in Puget Sound except during lawful seasons, with lawful gear and for such purposes as provided for hereinafter in each respective fishing area:

(1) Area 20A.

(a) Closed September 1 through May 31 to all commercial fishing gear except for the spawn on kelp fishery as provided for in WAC 220-49-063.

(b) Closed June 1 through August 31 to all commercial fishing ((gear except dip bag net)).

(2) It is unlawful to use purse seine gear in any Puget Sound area except 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D, and 29.   Areas 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D and 29 are open to purse seine gear the entire year.

(3) All other Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas - Open entire year with drag seine, lampara, and dip bag net for human consumption or bait only except for closures set out in subsections (4), (5) and (6) of this section.

(4) The following areas are closed the entire year to all gear ((except dip bag net gear)):

(((a))) Areas 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A ((and)), 22B, 25A, and 25E.

(((b) Swinomish Channel - Waters between the bridge spanning the channel south of La Conner and a line perpendicular to the channel at the northeast end of the La Conner boat basin.))

(5) The following areas are closed from January 16 through April 15, except to dip bag net gear:

(a) Area((s 22B,)) 24A except for a year round closure in Swinomish Channel in those waters between the bridge spanning the channel south of La Conner and a line perpendicular to the channel at the northeast end of the La Conner boat basin, 24B, and 24D.

(b) Waters of Area 25C south of a line from Tala Point to Foulweather Bluff.

(c) Area 25D.

(d) Waters of Area 26B west of a line from Point Monroe to Point Jefferson.

(e) Area 26C.

(f) Waters of Area 26D north of a line from Neill Point to Piner Point.

(g) Waters of Area 27A north of a line from South Point to Lofall and contiguous waters of 27A south of a line projected true east from Hazel Point including all waters of Dabob and Quilcene Bays.

(h) Waters of Area 27B north of a line from Triton Head to Tekiu Point.

(i) Waters of Area 27C east of a line from Ayers Point to Union.

(j) Waters of Area 28A west of a line projected true north-south through Treble Point on Anderson Island, including Henderson Inlet.

(k) Waters of Area 28B west of a line projected true north from Penrose Point, including Mayo Cove and Von Geldern Cove.

(l) All contiguous waters of Area 28D north and east of a line projected from Dofflemeyer Point through Cooper Point to landfall on the west shore of Eld Inlet, including Totten Inlet, Hammersley Inlet and Oakland Bay.

(((6) The following areas are closed the entire year to all gear: Areas 25A and 25E.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.   WSR 98-05-043, 220-49-020, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 95-23-020 (Order 95-166), 220-49-020, filed 11/8/95, effective 12/9/95; 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-49-020, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-49-020, filed 3/27/84; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-49-020, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 83-04-025 (Order 83-04), 220-49-020, filed 1/27/83; 79-03-014 (Order 79-11), 220-49-020, filed 2/15/79; Order 76-148, 220-49-020, filed 12/2/76; Order 1105, 220-49-020, filed 12/28/73.]