WSR 05-17-003

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-165 -- Filed August 3, 2005, 2:42 p.m. , effective September 3, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend coastal pelagic fisheries rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-44-035.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-11-089 on May 17, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 3, 2005.

August 3, 2005

J. P. Koenings

Director

OTS-8112.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-288, filed 12/27/01, effective 1/27/02)

WAC 220-44-035   ((Coastal pelagic gear.)) Highly migratory species fisheries -- Possession and landing requirements -- Gear restriction.   It is unlawful to possess, transport through the waters of the state, or land into any Washington port highly migratory species taken from Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 58B, 59A-1, 59A-2, 60A-1, 60A-2, 61, 62, or 63 in violation of any permit or data collection requirements, established by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and published in the Federal Register, Volume 70, No. 27, published February 10, 2005. Therefore, persons must consult the federal regulations, which are incorporated by reference and made a part of chapter 220-44 WAC. Where rules refer to the fishery management area, that area is extended to include Washington state waters coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone. A copy of the federal rules may be obtained by contacting Evan Jacoby at 360-902-2930. Except as authorized under the federal rules referenced in this section, it is unlawful to use drift gill net gear in state and offshore waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, north of the Washington-Oregon boundary, and south of the United States-Canada boundary.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-02-051 (Order 01-288), 220-44-035, filed 12/27/01, effective 1/27/02.]

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