WSR 08-18-020

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-215 -- Filed August 25, 2008, 4:23 p.m. , effective August 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000Q; 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: Harvestable fish remain in the ocean quota for Marine Areas 2, 3 and Washington state waters in Marine Area 4. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 25, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000R   Coastal salmon seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective 12:01 a.m. August 26, 2008, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in coastal waters except as provided for in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Area 1: Closed.

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

(a) Area 2:

(i) Open until further notice: Open seven days a week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(b) Area 2-1:

(i) Open until further notice: Open seven days a week, daily limit 6 salmon, not more than three of which may be adult salmon, and of which only 2 may be Chinook.

(c) Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line: closed.

(d) 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, and then to the exposed end of the south jetty, are closed until further notice.

(3) Area 3:

(a) Open until further notice: Open seven days a week, daily limit 2 salmon, except release wild coho.

(4) Area 4 West of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line: Closed.

(5) Area 4 East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line:

(a) Open until further notice; open seven days a week, daily limit 2 salmon.

(i) Release Chinook, chum and wild coho.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 12:01 a.m. August 26, 2008:


WAC 232-28-62000Q Coastal salmon seasons -- 2008 North of Falcon. (08-205)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office