WSR 08-21-124

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-275 -- Filed October 17, 2008, 2:56 p.m. , effective October 17, 2008, 2:56 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-47-411.

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: Returning coho abundance is below forecast and it is necessary to close the gill net fishery in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 6D. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 17, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-41100Z   Puget Sound gill net fishery.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-411, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 6D for commercial purposes with gill net gear.

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