FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2009, 8:00 a.m.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-33000F and 220-56-33000G; and amending WAC 220-56-330.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.
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 rule reopens the recreational crab fishery and adjusts the open days per week. Available harvest shares allow the areas to be opened in this rule. The quota has been reached in Marine Area 12. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 27, 2009.
(1) Effective 8:00 a.m. November 1, 2009, through 5:00 p.m. January 2, 2010, a person may fish for crab seven days a week for personal use in Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line; Marine Area 5; that portion of Marine Area 9 north and east of a line projected from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point; Marine Area 10; and Marine Area 13.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 1, 2009:
|WAC 220-56-33000F||Crab -- Areas and seasons. Order Number 09-232.|
|WAC 220-56-33000G||Crab -- Areas and seasons.|