FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: October 24, 2003.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-31100L and 220-47-41100M; and amending WAC 220-47-311 and 220-47-411.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: This action adds a second fishing day in Areas 10 and 11 and three extra days in Areas 7 and 7A during the week of October 26 through November 1. These days are needed to help compensate for the low fishing effort experienced the first two weeks of the fisheries and allow for full utilization of the nontreaty chum allocation in these areas. This emergency rule maintains the appropriate minimum mesh sizes in Area 8A as agreed during the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and North of Falcon preseason planning meetings and during the August 2, 2003, Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
October 24, 2003
J. P. Koenings
|7,7A||6:00 AM - 5:00PM||10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31|
|6:00 AM – 5:00PM||11/6|
(a) Fax transmission to 360-902-2949;
(b) E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
(c) Toll-free telephone call to 1-866-791-1279
Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7, 7A and 8A except in accordance with the open periods, mesh size, areas, species restrictions, notification, and landing requirements set forth in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
|7, 7A:||7AM||-||7PM||10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/5||6 1/4"|
|8A:||4PM||-||8AM||NIGHTLY 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 11/2, 11/4, 11/6, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/16, 11/18, 11/20, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27||6 1/4"|
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 220-47-31100L||Purse seine -- Open periods. (03-270)|
|WAC 220-47-41100M||Gill net -- Open periods. (03-270)|