FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500S; and amending WAC 220-56-325.
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 regulation is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. The state recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10 and 11. The Discovery Bay Shrimp District has been closed due to conservation concerns. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 17, 2007.
Loreva M. Preuss
for Jeff Koenings
1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District..
(2) It is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of the Hood Canal Shrimp District (Marine Area 12), except open from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m., on May 23, 2007.
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500S Shrimp -- Areas and seasons (07-85)