WSR 03-05-063

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-27 -- Filed February 18, 2003, 10:56 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 8, 2003.

Purpose: Amend dogfish shark commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-48-029 and 220-48-032.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-02-036 on December 23, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.

February 14, 2003

Susan Yeager

For Will Roehl, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-5717.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 91-39, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91)

WAC 220-48-029   Set net -- Dogfish -- Seasons.   (1) It is ((lawful)) unlawful to take, fish for and possess dogfish and other species of bottomfish((, except halibut, salmon and shellfish,)) taken with dogfish set net gear for commercial purposes in the following Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas except during the seasons designated below:

(((1))) (a) Areas 20A and 20B - November 1 through June 15.

(((2))) (b) Area 21A - March 1 through June 15.

(((3))) (c) Areas 21B, 22A, 22B, 23A, and 23B - Closed all year.

(((4))) (d) Areas 23C and 23D - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15.

(((5))) (e) Areas 24A, 24B, and 24D - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15.

(((6))) (f) Area 24C - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except those waters south of a line projected due east of East Point on Whidbey Island are closed all year.

(((7))) (g) Areas 25A, 25B and that portion of Area 25C west of a line from Twin Spits to the Port Gamble Millstack - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15.

(((8))) (h) Area 25D and that portion of 25C east of line from Twin Spits to the Port Gamble Millstack - Closed all year.

(((9))) (i) Area 25E - Closed all year ((except by permit issued by the director)).

(((10))) (j) Area 26A - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except those waters southerly and westerly of a line between the ferry dock at Mukilteo and the ferry dock at Clinton are closed all year.

(((11))) (k) Area 26B - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-020(4) (Shilshole Bay) are closed at all times and those waters west of a line from Point Jefferson to Point Monroe are closed from January 1 to April 15. Those waters west of a line projected 178 degrees true from the end of the Indianola dock to the landfall on the south shore of Port Madison are closed at all times.

(((12))) (l) Area 26C - Open April 16 through June 15 and September 16 through December 31, except those waters north of a line projected true east of Point Bolin and those waters west of a line projected 178 degrees true from the end of the Indianola dock to the landfall on the south shore of Port Madison are closed at all times.

(((13))) (m) Area 26D - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except Quartermaster Harbor and those waters south of lines projected from Dash Point to Point Piner on Maury Island and from Point Dalco true west to the Kitsap Peninsula are closed all year.

(((14))) (n) Areas 27A, 27B, and 27C - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15.

(((15))) (o) Area 28A - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except those waters north of a line projected true east of Fox Point on Fox Island, and east of a line projected due north from the northwest tip of Fox Island are closed all year.

(((16))) (p) Areas 28B, 28C, and 28D - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15, except those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-010(6) (upper Carr Inlet).

(((17))) (q) Area 29 - ((Open all year)) September 16 through June 15.

(2) Incidental catch: It is unlawful to retain any shellfish or fish other than bottomfish.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-13-051 (Order 91-39), 220-48-029, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91; 89-14-010 (Order 89-48), 220-48-029, filed 6/22/89; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-029, filed 3/27/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-029, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-029, filed 7/1/82.]


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

WAC 220-48-032   Set line -- Seasons.   (1) Set line fishing for dogfish and other bottomfish is open in all Puget Sound Marine Fish - Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas year round except as provided in this section.

(2) It is ((lawful)) unlawful to take, fish for, and possess dogfish and other bottomfish taken with set lines in:

(a) All Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas ((the entire year except as follows:

(1))) June 16 through September 15.

(b) That portion of Area 26C north of a line projected due east from Point Bolin to Bainbridge Island is closed all year.

(((2))) (c) That portion of Area 26D south of lines projected due west of Point Dalco on Vashon Island, and from Dash Point to Point Piner on Maury Island, is closed all year.

(((3))) (d) That portion of Area 28A east of a line projected due north from the northwest tip of Fox Island, and north of a line projected due east from Fox Point on Fox Island is closed all year.

(((4))) (e) Those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-010(6) and 220-20-020(4).

(((5))) (3) Incidental catch: It is unlawful to retain any shellfish and any fish other than bottomfish, and the cumulative weight of rockfish and lingcod shall not exceed 30 pounds for any vessel trip in all open Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-032, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-032, filed 1/22/87; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-032, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-032, filed 7/1/82.]

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