WSR 11-19-039

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-238 -- Filed September 12, 2011, 4:17 p.m. , effective September 13, 2011, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 13, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000J; 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: Hatchery chinook salmon returning to the Makah National Fish Hatchery are not expected to make egg-take goals if normally scheduled fisheries occur. A sport closure around the river mouth is necessary. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 12, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000K   Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. September 13, 2011, until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Open immediately through September 30. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. Release wild coho.

a) October 1 until further notice - Closed.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2: Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. Release wild coho.

a) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

(3) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1): Open immediately until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon, of which not more than 3 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 immediately until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon, of which not more than 4 may be adult salmon. Release wild Chinook.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3:

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

b) September 19 until September 23 - 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 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. In years ending in odd numbers, one additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho.

d) October 10 until further notice - Closed.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4:

a) Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. In years ending in odd numbers, one additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho. Release chum salmon. Release Chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

b) Effective September 13 waters east of the 124 degrees, 41 minutes line are closed, which is from Waatch Point to Anderson Point.

c) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 13, 2011:


WAC 232-28-62000J Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (11-219)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office