WSR 11-16-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-175 -- Filed July 29, 2011, 9:19 a.m. , effective August 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2011.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 quota and guideline remain in ocean areas to allow expanded opportunity. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 29, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000E   Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective August 1, 2011, until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect. An area is open when a daily limit is provided:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Open immediately through September 30. Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a Chinook salmon. Release wild coho.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2: Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a Chinook salmon. Release wild coho.

a) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

(3) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1): Open August 1 until further notice - Daily limit of six salmon, not more than three of which may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild Chinook.

(4) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line):

a) Open September 16 until further notice - Daily limit of 2 salmon. Release Chinook and chum.

b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, Westport Boat Basin and Ocean Shores Boat Basin: Open only August 16 until further notice - Daily limit of six salmon, not more than four of which may be adult salmon. Release wild Chinook.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3:

a) Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon. In years ending in odd numbers, 1 additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho.

b) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, waters north of 4750'00"N latitude and south of 4800'00"N latitude also open September 24 through October 9 - Daily limit two salmon. In years ending in odd numbers, 1 additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4:

a) Open immediately through September 18 - Daily limit of 2 salmon. In years ending in odd numbers, 1 additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho salmon. Waters east of a true north-south line through Sail Rock closed June 26 through July 31. Release Chinook salmon caught east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line beginning August 1. Release chum salmon beginning August 1.

b) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-62000D Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (11-114)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office