WSR 05-01-229

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 22, 2004, 10:37 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-22-092.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Clarification of delivery, delivery licenses, and catch data reporting rules.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, on February 4-5, 2005, meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. on February 4, 2005.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 4, 205.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail jacobesj@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by February 1, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by January 18, 2005, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The definition of delivery needs clarification to provide guidance on when a delivery license is required for fish and shellfish taken offshore. Clarification is needed that fish receiving tickets are required for all fresh and iced food fish imported into the state. Sturgeon are now an eligible species for direct retail sales and need to be included in the DRE fish ticket requirement. Fish receiving tickets need to be retained for three years in order to provide sales accounting.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarification and better record keeping.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Lew Atkins, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

Small Business Economic Impact Statement

1. Description of the Reporting, Record-keeping, and Other Compliance Requirements of the Proposed Rule: This proposal changes the length of retention of fish receiving tickets from one year to three years.

2. Kinds of Professional Services That a Small Business is Likely to Need in Order to Comply with Such Requirements: None.

3. Costs of Compliance for Businesses, Including Costs of Equipment, Supplies, Labor, and Increased Administrative Costs: The cost of maintaining fish receiving tickets is dependent on the level of purchasing. Very large dealers may use up to 1,500 tickets per year, which equates to a stack approximately six inches in height. For a very large dealer, the total for three years would be a storage space less than two cubic feet.

4. Will Compliance with the Rule Cause Businesses to Lose Sales or Revenue? No.

5. Cost of Compliance for the 10% of Businesses That are the Largest Businesses Required to Comply with the Proposed Rules Using One or More of the Following as a Basis for Comparing Costs:

a. Cost per employee;

b. Cost per hour of labor; or

c. Cost per one hundred dollars of sales.

Maintenance of a two cubic foot box. This cost cannot be estimated.

6. Steps Taken by the Agency to Reduce the Costs of the Rule on Small Businesses or Reasonable Justification for Not Doing So: The cost is minimal.

7. A Description of How the Agency Will Involve Small Businesses in the Development of the Rule: Public hearing.

8. A List of Industries That Will Be Required to Comply with the Rule: Wholesale fish dealers.

A copy of the statement may be obtained by contacting Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail jacobesj@dfw.wa.gov.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not hydraulics rules; not subject to RCW 34.05.328.

December 22, 2004

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7717.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-007   Definition -- Delivery.   "Delivery" means arrival at a place or port, and includes arrivals from offshore waters to waters within the state, arrival ashore from state or offshore waters, and arrivals within the state from interstate or foreign commerce. A salmon delivery license is the license required to deliver salmon taken in offshore waters into the waters of the state, and such delivery is complete when the vessel transporting the salmon enters state waters. A nonlimited entry delivery license is the license required to deliver food fish other than salmon or shellfish other than ocean pink shrimp or Dungeness crab taken in offshore waters into the waters of the state, and such delivery is complete when the vessel transporting the food fish other than salmon or shellfish other than ocean pink shrimp or Dungeness crab enters state waters.

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OTS-7730.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-210, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04)

WAC 220-69-240   Duties of commercial purchasers and receivers.   (1) It is unlawful for any person originally receiving fresh or iced fish or shellfish, regardless of whether the fish or shellfish have been previously delivered in another state, territory, or country, or frozen fish or shellfish that have not been previously delivered in another state, territory, or country, except purchases or receipts made by individuals or consumers at retail, to fail to be a licensed wholesale fish dealer or fish buyer, and to fail to immediately, completely, accurately, and legibly prepare the appropriate state of Washington fish receiving ticket regarding each and every purchase or receipt of such commodities. Each delivery must be recorded on a separate fish receiving ticket.

It is unlawful for any original receiver of crab to fail to record all crab aboard the vessel making the delivery to the original receiver. The poundage of any fish or shellfish deemed to be unmarketable, discards, or weighbacks must be shown on the fish receiving ticket and identified as such, but a zero dollar value may be entered for such fish or shellfish.

(a) Failure to be licensed under this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.620.

(b) Failure to prepare a fish receiving ticket under this subsection in punishable under RCW 77.15.630.

(2) Any employee of a licensed wholesale dealer who has authorization to receive or purchase fish or shellfish for that dealer on the premises of the primary business address or any of its branch plant locations shall be authorized to initiate and sign fish receiving tickets on behalf of his employer. The business or firm shall be responsible for the accuracy and legibility of all such documents initiated in its name.

(3) It is unlawful for the original receiver to fail to initiate the completion of the fish receiving ticket upon receipt of any portion of a commercial catch. Should the delivery of the catch take more than one day, the date that the delivery is completed is required to be entered on the fish receiving ticket as the date of delivery. If, for any reason, the delivery vessel leaves the delivery site, the original receiver must immediately enter the current date on the fish receiving ticket. Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630.

(4) Forage fish: It is unlawful for any person receiving forage fish to fail to report the forage fish on fish receiving tickets that are initiated and completed on the day the forage fish are delivered. Herring are also required to be reported on herring harvest logs. The harvested amount of forage fish is to be entered upon the fish ticket when the forage fish are off-loaded from the catcher vessel. An estimate of herring, candlefish, anchovy, or pilchards caught but not sold due to mortality must be included on the fish ticket as "loss estimate."

Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(5) Geoduck: It is unlawful for any person receiving geoducks, regardless of whether or not the receiver holds a license as required under Title 77 RCW, to fail to accurately and legibly complete the fish receiving ticket initiated on the harvest tract immediately upon the actual delivery of geoducks from the harvesting vessel onto the shore. This fish receiving ticket shall accompany the harvested geoducks from the department of natural resources harvest tract to the point of delivery. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(6) Pacific whiting: It is unlawful for the original receiver of Pacific whiting to fail to enter an estimated weight of Pacific whiting on the fish receiving ticket immediately upon completion of the delivery. The exact weights of whiting, by grade, and all incidental species in the delivery must be entered on the fish receiving ticket within twenty-four hours of the landing. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(7) Puget Sound shrimp - Pot gear: It is unlawful for the original receiver of shrimp other than ghost shrimp taken from Puget Sound by pot gear to fail to report to the department the previous week's purchases by 10:00 a.m. the following Monday. For harvest in Crustacean Management Regions 1 or 2, reports must be made to the La Conner district office by voice 360-466-4345 extension 245, or facsimile 360-466-0515. For harvest in Crustacean Management Regions 3, 4, or 6, reports must be made to the Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory by voice 1-866-859-8439, extension 600, or facsimile 360-586-8408. All reports must specify the serial numbers of the fish receiving tickets on which the previous week's shrimp were sold, and the total number of pounds caught by gear type, Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area (Catch Area), and species listed on each ticket. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.

(a) It is unlawful for any person originally receiving or purchasing shrimp, other than ghost shrimp, harvested from Catch Area 23A, to fail to record either 23A-C, 23A-E, 23A-W or 23A-S on shellfish receiving tickets based on the location of harvest and the boundary definitions specified in WAC 220-52-051. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(b) It is unlawful for any person originally receiving or purchasing shrimp, other than ghost shrimp, harvested from Catch Area 26A, to fail to record either 26A-E or 26A-W on shellfish receiving tickets based on the location of harvest and the boundary definitions specified in WAC 220-52-051. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(c) It is unlawful for any person originally receiving or purchasing shrimp, other than ghost shrimp, harvested from Catch Area 26B, to fail to record either 26B-1 or 26B-2 on shellfish receiving tickets based on the location of harvest and the boundary definitions specified in WAC 220-52-051. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(d) It is unlawful for any person originally receiving or purchasing shrimp, other than ghost shrimp, harvested from Catch Areas 20B, 21A, and 22A, to fail to record either 1A-20B, 1A-22A, 1B-20B, 1B-21A, 1B-22A, or 1C-21A on shellfish receiving tickets based on the location of harvest and the boundary definitions specified in WAC 220-52-051. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(8) Puget Sound shrimp - Trawl gear: It is unlawful for the original receiver of shrimp other than ghost shrimp taken from Puget Sound by trawl gear to fail to report to the department the previous day's purchases by 10:00 a.m. the following morning. For harvest in Crustacean Management Region 1, reports must be made to the La Conner district office by voice 360-466-4345 extension 245, or facsimile 360-466-0515. For harvest in Crustacean Management Region 3, reports must be made to the Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory by voice 1-866-859-8439, extension 600, or facsimile 360-586-8408. All reports must specify the serial numbers of the fish receiving tickets on which the previous day's shrimp were sold, and the total number of pounds caught by gear type, Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area, and species listed on each ticket. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.

(9) Puget Sound crab: It is unlawful for any wholesale dealer acting in the capacity of an original receiver of Dungeness crab taken by nontreaty fishers from Puget Sound to fail to report to the department the previous day's purchases by 10:00 a.m. the following morning. Reports must be made to the Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory by facsimile 360-586-8408 or by telephone number 1-866-859-8439 extension 500 and must specify the dealer name, dealer phone number, and total number of pounds of crab caught by nontreaty fishers by Crustacean Management Region. The fish receiving ticket reporting requirement of WAC 220-69-240 remains in effect. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.

(10) Salmon and sturgeon: During any fishery opening designated by rule as "quick reporting required," it is unlawful for any wholesale dealer acting in the capacity of an original receiver to fail to report all purchases of salmon and sturgeon made on the previous calendar day, or for a direct retail endorsement holder to fail to report all salmon offered for retail sale on the previous calendar day. The report must include dealer or holder name and purchasing location, date of purchase, each fish ticket number used on the purchasing date, and the following catch data for each species purchased: Gear, catch area, species, number and total weight of fish. When quick reporting is required, it is unlawful to fail to comply with the following reporting requirements:

(a) Puget Sound reports must be reported by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date by either:

(i) Fax transmission to 360-902-2949

(ii) E-mail to psfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov or

(iii) Telephone to 1-866-791-1279

(b) Coastal troll reports must be reported by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date by either:

(i) Fax transmission to 360-902-2949

(ii) E-mail to trollfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov or

(iii) Telephone to 1-866-791-1279

(c) Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay reports must be reported by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date by either:

(i) Fax transmission to 360-664-0689

(ii) E-mail to harborfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov or

(iii) Telephone to 1-866-791-1280

(d) Columbia River reports must be reported by 10:00 a.m. on the day after the purchase date by either:

(i) Fax transmission to 360-906-6776 or 360-906-6777

(ii) E-mail to crfishtickets@dfw.wa.gov or

(iii) Telephone to 1-866-791-1281

(e) Faxing a copy of each fish receiving ticket used on the previous day satisfies the reporting requirement.

(f) Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.

(11) Sea urchins and sea cucumbers: It is unlawful for any wholesale dealer acting in the capacity of an original receiver and receiving sea urchins or sea cucumbers from nontreaty fishers to fail to report to the department each day's purchases by 10:00 a.m. the following day. For red sea urchins the report must specify the number of pounds received from each sea urchin district. For green sea urchins and sea cucumbers the report must specify the number of pounds received from each Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area. For sea cucumbers the report must specify whether the landings were "whole-live" or "split-drained." The report must be made by facsimile (fax) transmission to 360-902-2943 or by toll-free telephone to 866-207-8223. Additionally, it is unlawful for the original receiver of red sea urchins to fail to record on the fish receiving ticket the sea urchin district where the red sea urchins were taken, and it is unlawful for the original receiver of any sea urchins to fail to record on the fish receiving ticket the name of the port of landing where the sea urchins were landed ashore. Additionally, it is unlawful for the original receiver of sea cucumbers to fail to record on the fish receiving ticket whether the sea cucumbers were delivered "whole-live" or "split-drained." Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.

(12) Coastal spot shrimp: It is unlawful for any original receiver of spot shrimp taken from Marine Fish Management and Catch Reporting Area 60A-1 to fail to record separately on the fish receiving ticket spot shrimp taken north or south of 4704.00' north latitude. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-096 (Order 04-210), 220-69-240, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 03-17-008 (Order 03-188), 220-69-240, filed 8/8/03, effective 9/8/03; 03-05-064 (Order 03-28), 220-69-240, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03; 03-05-059 (Order 03-32), 220-69-240, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03; 01-07-015 (Order 01-32), 220-69-240, filed 3/13/01, effective 4/13/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 00-01-145 (Order 99-221), 220-69-240, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00; 97-08-052 (Order 97-55), 220-69-240, filed 3/31/97, effective 5/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.58.040. 86-19-043 (Order 86-102), 220-69-240, filed 9/12/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), 220-69-240, filed 5/10/85; 83-24-049 (Order 83-203), 220-69-240, filed 12/2/83; 82-17-040 (Order 82-105), 220-69-240, filed 8/13/82; 81-11-006 (Order 81-31), 220-69-240, filed 5/11/81; Order 77-14, 220-69-240, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-153, 220-69-240, filed 12/17/76.]

OTS-7720.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-210, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04)

WAC 220-69-241   Duties of commercial fishers.   (1) Every fisher selling food fish or shellfish to the consumer, restaurant, boathouse, or other retail outlet, or donating fish or shellfish that have not been previously delivered to an original receiver to a nonprofit or other organization, and every fisher who places, or attempts to place, into inter-state commerce any food fish or shellfish previously ((landed)) delivered in this state, or caught, or harvested from the territorial waters of this state, is required to possess a valid wholesale dealer's license or a direct retail endorsement. It is unlawful for such fishers to fail to immediately, completely, accurately, and legibly prepare the appropriate state of Washington fish receiving ticket in their own name for each delivery of fish. The fish receiving ticket must show the total of all fish and shellfish aboard the harvesting vessel upon delivery. It is unlawful for a fisher selling at retail to fail to complete a fish receiving ticket before offering fish or shellfish for retail sale except if food fish or shellfish are being offered for sale directly off the catcher vessel the fisher may complete the ticket with an estimated number or weight. At the completion of the retail activity, the fisher who has completed a ticket with an estimated number or weight is required to complete a corrected fish receiving ticket with the actual number and weight of fish or shellfish that were sold at retail.

(a) Failure to be licensed under this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.620.

(b) Failure to prepare a fish receiving ticket under this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630.

(2) It is unlawful for a fisher offering food fish or shellfish for retail sale to fail to maintain a sequentially numbered receipt book, which receipt book contains a receipt duplicate copy, and must give each purchaser of salmon, sturgeon or crab a receipt showing the number, weight and value of food fish or shellfish sold to that purchaser. It is unlawful for the seller to fail to retain the duplicate receipts for one year. Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

(3) In the commercial geoduck fishery, it is unlawful for a vessel operator so designated by the geoduck tract holder to fail to be present at all times on each vessel commercially harvesting geoducks or having commercially harvested geoducks aboard. For each day's harvest of geoducks from each tract, it is unlawful for the designated operator to fail to legibly and accurately enter the following information on a fish receiving ticket before leaving the department of natural resources geoduck harvest tract:

(a) Enter in the "dealer's use" column the number of cages of geoducks harvested.

(b) Write across the top of the fish receiving ticket directly below the tear strip, the harvest vessel name, its Washington department identification number and the date.

(c) Sign the fish receiving ticket as the fisher.

(d) Violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-096 (Order 04-210), 220-69-241, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 04-05-028 (Order 04-20), 220-69-241, filed 2/10/04, effective 3/12/04; 03-05-059 (Order 03-32), 220-69-241, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 00-01-145 (Order 99-221), 220-69-241, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.58.040. 86-19-043 (Order 86-102), 220-69-241, filed 9/12/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 83-24-049 (Order 83-203), 220-69-241, filed 12/2/83; 81-11-006 (Order 81-31), 220-69-241, filed 5/11/81; 81-03-032 (Order 81-6), 220-69-241, filed 1/13/81; Order 76-153, 220-69-241, filed 12/17/76.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-210, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04)

WAC 220-69-280   Fish receiving ticket accountability.   Only current state of Washington fish receiving tickets shall be used, and shall be subject to the following orders:

(1) Official state of Washington fish receiving tickets may be ordered free of charge from the department.

(2) It is unlawful to fail to use fish receiving ticket books and fish receiving tickets in numerical sequence, starting with the lowest numbered ticket issued to the original receiver.

(3) It is unlawful to transfer fish receiving tickets or ticket books from one original receiver to another original receiver without written permission from the department.

(4) It is unlawful for any purchaser or receiver terminating business to fail to notify the department in writing and to fail to return all unused fish receiving tickets and ticket books to the department within thirty days after termination of business.

(5) It is unlawful to fail to return the state copy of all fish receiving tickets to the state. All fish receiving tickets that are incorrectly made out, voided, or otherwise unused, are required to be submitted to the department accompanying, and in sequence with, other fish receiving tickets.

(6) It is unlawful to fail to account for all fish receiving tickets that are lost, destroyed, or otherwise missing in writing to the department.

(7) It is unlawful to transfer fish receiving tickets to anyone who is not a licensed wholesale fish dealer, licensed fish buyer, or holder of a direct retail sale license endorsement, and it is unlawful for any person not so licensed to have fish receiving tickets in possession.

(8) It is unlawful for a wholesale dealer or holder of a direct retail sale endorsement to fail to maintain the dealer copy or copies at the dealer's or holder's regular place of business for ((one)) three years after the date of use of the fish ticket.

(9) Violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.640.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-096 (Order 04-210), 220-69-280, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 00-01-145 (Order 99-221), 220-69-280, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.58.040. 86-19-043 (Order 86-102), 220-69-280, filed 9/12/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), 220-69-280, filed 5/10/85; 83-24-049 (Order 83-203), 220-69-280, filed 12/2/83; 82-17-040 (Order 82-105), 220-69-280, filed 8/13/82; 80-05-093 (Order 80-27), 220-69-280, filed 5/2/80; 78-03-031 (Order 78-7), 220-69-280, filed 2/17/78; Order 76-153, 220-69-280, filed 12/17/76.]

OTS-7721.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-69-310   Sale under a direct retail endorsement.   It is unlawful for any fisher selling salmon, sturgeon or Dungeness crab taken by that fisher under a direct retail endorsement, or for a wholesale dealer accepting salmon, sturgeon or crab from such a fisher, to fail to comply with the requirements of this section.

(1) A direct retail endorsement will not be issued to a licensee who is other than a natural person. Applicants for the endorsement must present a letter from the county health department of the fisher's county of residence certifying that the methods used by the fisher for transport, storage and display of product meet the county and statewide standards for food service operations. If the fisher is landing product from a documented vessel, the letter may be from the county health department of the hailing port of the vessel. Additionally, applicants must present a valid food and beverage service worker's permit at the time of application, and pay the direct retail administrative cost of fifty dollars. The health department letter, permit, and administrative cost are required for each application or renewal for a direct retail endorsement.

(2) Any fisher who offers salmon, sturgeon or crab for retail sale must complete a fish receiving ticket for all salmon, sturgeon or crab aboard the harvesting vessel before the product is offered for retail sale, except if the salmon, sturgeon or crab are being offered for sale directly off the catcher vessel, the fisher may complete the ticket with an estimated number or weight. At the completion of the retail activity, the fisher who has completed a ticket with an estimated number or weight is required to enter the actual number and weight of salmon, sturgeon or crab that were sold at retail. The price shown on the fish receiving ticket must be the actual sale price of the salmon, sturgeon or crab.

(3) Any fisher selling salmon, sturgeon or crab at retail if the product is taken from an area under the quick reporting requirements of WAC 220-69-240, is required to comply with the quick reporting requirement.

(4) Sturgeon and crab offered for retail sale must be landed in the round. Salmon may be cleaned or headed but not steaked or filleted prior to landing.

(5) In order to allow inspection and sampling, each fisher offering salmon, sturgeon or crab for retail sale at any location other than the harvesting vessel or, if from the harvesting vessel, in an amount having a retail value greater than one hundred fifty dollars must notify the department eighteen hours prior to sale and identify the location of the fisher's vessel, temporary food service establishment or restaurant or other business which prepares and sells food at retail to which the fisher is selling the salmon, sturgeon or crab. The only acceptable notification is by telephone to 360-902-2936, fax to 902-2155, or e-mail to enforcement-web@dfw.wa.gov.

(6) Each fisher offering salmon, sturgeon or crab for retail sale must maintain a sequentially numbered receipt book, which receipt book contains a receipt duplicate copy, and must give each purchaser of salmon, sturgeon or crab a receipt showing the number, weight and value of salmon, sturgeon or crab sold to that purchaser. The duplicate receipts must be retained by the seller for one year.

(7) If salmon, sturgeon or crab offered for retail sale and documented on a fish receiving ticket are subsequently sold to a licensed wholesale dealer, the sale must be documented by a sale receipt, not a fish receiving ticket, and it is the responsibility of the wholesale dealer to maintain the product separately, until the product is resold or processed.

(8) Violations of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.640, Wholesale fish buying and dealing -- Rules violations.

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