WSR 05-19-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-211 -- Filed September 14, 2005, 1:31 p.m. , effective September 17, 2005, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000C; 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: Angler effort has significantly decreased in Columbia River mouth and adjacent open ocean waters. As a result the Chinook remaining in the overall sport quota are enough to allow Chinook retention in Marine Area 1. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000D   Coastal salmon seasons   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m., September 17, 2005, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters during 2005 except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1 - Open through September 30, 2005, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

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

(a) Area 2 - Open through September 18, 2005, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(i) Those waters within a line from the lighthouse 1 mile south of the south jetty to Buoy No. 2, then to Buoy No. 3, then to the tip of the north jetty then to the exposed end of the south jetty are closed August 1 until further notice.

(b) Area 2-1 - Open 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 - Closed.

(3) Area 3 - Open through September 18, 2005, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4 - Open through September 18, 2005, open 7 days per week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release chum and wild coho, release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line.

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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 effective 12:01 a.m. September 17, 2005:


WAC 232-28-62000C Coastal salmon seasons. (05-203)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office