WSR 04-15-110

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-174 -- Filed July 20, 2004, 10:31 a.m. , effective July 23, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000Q; and amending WAC 232-28-620.

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: Sufficient numbers of chinook and coho remain on the quotas to increase opportunity and allow the fishery to continue through the end of the season. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 16, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000R   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. July 23, 2004, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters during 2004 except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(2) Areas 2, 2-1, and 2-2:

(a) Area 2 - Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(b). Area 2-1 - Open through August 15 - Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho. Open August 16 until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(3) Area 3 - Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho, release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and effective beginning August 1, release chum, except through July 31, lawful to retain chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and through July 31 closed to salmon angling east of a true north/south line through Sail Rock.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 23, 2004:


WAC 232-28-62000Q Coastal salmon seasons -- 2004 North of Falcon. (04-149)

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