WSR 04-13-142

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-149 -- Filed June 22, 2004, 3:33 p.m. , effective June 22, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

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 emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 22, 2004.

Lew Atkins

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000Q   Coastal salmon seasons -- 2004 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters during 2004 except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Open June 27 until further notice - Open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(2) Areas 2, 2-1, and 2-2:

(a) Area 2 - Open June 27 until further notice, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(b). Area 2-1 - Open June 27 through August 15, open Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho. Open August 16 until further notice, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Open June 27 until further notice, Sunday through Thursday of each week, daily limit 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(3) Area 3 Open June 27 until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4:

(a) Open June 27 until further notice - Daily limit 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook, except release wild coho, release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and effective beginning August 1, release chum, except June 27 through July 31, lawful to retain chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and July 1 through July 31 closed to salmon angling east of a true north/south line through Sail Rock.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-62000P Coastal salmon seasons -- 2004 North of Falcon. (04-87)

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