WSR 04-21-017

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-278 -- Filed October 12, 2004, 4:33 p.m. , effective October 16, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900V; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

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: Recent rains and increasing flow has facilitated the upstream migration of chinook and brought an abundance of hatchery coho into this area. Additionally, through the placement of a weir earlier this fall, the Naselle Hatchery is on track to meet its chinook egg take goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 12, 2004.

Jim Lux

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900V   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Naselle River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective October 16, 2004 through January 31, 2005, it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon and gamefish in those waters of the Naselle River from the Highway 4 Bridge to the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge except closed from 400' upstream to 400' downstream of entrance to adult attraction channel at the Naselle Salmon Hatchery.

(2) Effective October 16, 2004 through November 30, 2004, all species - night closure and single barbless hooks required and line and weight and lure or bait must be moving (not stationary).

(3) Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 may be adults. No more than 2 may be adult chinook and no more than 1 may be a wild adult coho. No more than 2 chum may be retained. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

(4) Game fish - Catch and release except up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900V Exceptions to statewide rules -- Naselle River.

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