FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900D; and amending WAC 232-28-619.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.
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: Chinook in the Green River appear to be below escapement goals and fishing for chinook in the Green River was closed earlier. This rule extends that closure through the remainder of the salmon season, December 31. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 14, 2005.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
(1) Effective immediately through December 31, 2005, in those waters of the Green River from the First Avenue South Bridge to Interstate 5 the following rules apply:
(a) Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.
(b) Salmon: Open - daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon, except release chinook.
(c) Fishing from any floating device prohibited.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2006:
|WAC 232-28-61900D||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Green (Duwamish) River (King County)|