PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules pertaining to the commercial sea urchin and sea cucumber fisheries and reporting of the landed product.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes include two housekeeping corrections: One is a phone contact correction and the other is a better definition of a management boundary line. An additional change is to improve reporting requirements to record live or processed product for sea cucumbers so that adjustments to landed weights, consistent with the management standards, can be made by the managers.
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 Resource Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826.
April 20, 2004