WSR 11-18-053

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-219 -- Filed August 31, 2011, 4:48 p.m. , effective September 5, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 5, 2011.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62000I; and amending WAC 232-28-620.

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: Sufficient chinook quota remains in Marine Areas 1 through 4 to allow a chinook retention fishery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 31, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000J   Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective September 5, 2011, until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Open immediately through September 30. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. Release wild coho.

a) October 1 until further notice - Closed.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2: Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. Release wild coho.

a) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

(3) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1): Open immediately until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon, of which not more than 3 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild Chinook.

(4) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line):

a) Open September 16 until further notice. Daily limit of 2 salmon. Release Chinook and chum.

b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, Westport Boat Basin and Ocean Shores Boat Basin: Open only immediately until further notice. Daily limit of 6 salmon, of which not more than 4 may be adult salmon. Release wild Chinook.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3:

a) Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. In years ending in odd numbers, one additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho.

b) September 19 until September 23 - Closed.

c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, waters north of 4750'00"N latitude and south of 4800'00"N latitude also open September 24 through October 9. Daily limit 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. In years ending in odd numbers, one additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho.

d) October 10 until further notice - Closed.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4:

a) Open immediately through September 18. Daily limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook. In years ending in odd numbers, one additional pink salmon may be retained as part of the daily limit. Release wild coho. Release chum salmon.

b) September 19 until further notice - Closed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 5, 2011:


WAC 232-28-62000I Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (11-203)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office