WSR 04-21-030

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-281 -- Filed October 13, 2004, 4:28 p.m. , effective October 16, 2004, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend commercial fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-05100I; and amending WAC 220-52-051.

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 rule is necessary to meet allocation, conservation, and management agreements. Openings and closures are consistent with these elements. Commercial shrimp trawl quotas are available in the area opened by this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-05100J   Puget Sound shrimp pot and beam trawl fishery -- Season.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-051, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for shrimp for commercial purposes in Puget Sound except as provided for in this section:

(1) Shrimp beam trawl gear:

(a) Marine Fish Shellfish Catch and Reporting Areas 23AE (east), 23B and 25A open immediately until further notice outside of the shrimp districts for non-spot shrimp.

(2) It is unlawful to use shrimp beam trawl gear from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(3) All shrimp taken under this section must be sold to licensed Washington wholesale fish dealers.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 am October 16, 2004:


WAC 220-52-05100I Puget Sound shrimp pot and beam trawl fishery. (04-259)

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