WSR 11-08-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-50 -- Filed April 5, 2011, 2:39 p.m. , effective May 7, 2011, 7:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 7, 2011, 7:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500W; and amending WAC 220-56-325.

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 regulation is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. Harvestable amounts of spot shrimp are available, but only enough recreational shares exist for a limited number of open days in these marine areas. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 5, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500W   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325, effective 7:00 a.m. May 7, 2011, through 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2011, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District, except as provided for in this section:

1) Marine Area 7 - open May 7, 11, 13, 14, 25 and 28.

2) Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 10 - Open May 7 and 11 from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., and divers may take shrimp by hand or hand-held device from 7:00 p.m. until midnight on those open days in Marine Area 8-2.

3) Marine Area 11 - Open May 7 from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

4) Marine Area 12 - Open May 7, 11, 14 and 25 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.

5) Discovery Bay Shrimp District - Open May 7, 11 and 14 from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

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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 June 1, 2011:


WAC 220-56-32500W Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office