WSR 04-19-035

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-249 -- Filed September 9, 2004, 4:07 p.m. , effective September 10, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000V and 232-28-62000W; 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: There is enough coho remaining on the Neah Bay (Area 4) quota to fish through the end of the season, September 19, 2004. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 9, 2004.

Jim Lux

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000W   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620 and WAC 220-56-180, effective 12:01 a.m. September 10, 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.

Minimium size for chinook salmon is 24 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

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

(a) Area 2 - Closed until further notice.

(b) Area 2-1 - Open immediately 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 - Closed until further notice.

(d) Area 2-2 - east of the Buoy 13 line - Open September 16 until further notice.

Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 2 adults may be retained, but only 1 may be a chinook. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

(3) Area 3 - Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho. Minimum size for chinook salmon is 24 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

(4) Area 4: Open until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release chum and wild coho. Release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line. Minimum size for chinook salmon is 26 inches in length and 16 inches in length for coho.

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Reviser's note: The spelling 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. September 10, 2004:


WAC 232-28-62000V Coastal salmon seasons. (04-243)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 20, 2004:


WAC 232-28-62000W Coastal salmon seasons.

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