PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial fishing rules for fishers and receivers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The ability to track catches in a timely manner affects the ability to manage for conservation and allocation requirements. Improvements in tracking and reporting are needed.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa Veneroso, (360) 902-2836, fax (360) 902-2158 or writing 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091. Expected proposal filing on or after May 2, 2003.
March 7, 2003