WSR 12-07-029

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-33 -- Filed March 13, 2012, 1:40 p.m. , effective May 5, 2012, 7:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 5, 2012, 7:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500C; 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 13, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500C   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325, effective 7:00 a.m. May 5, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2012, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of 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 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

2) Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10 and 11 - Open May 5 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 12 - Open May 5, 11, 12 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.

4) Discovery Bay Shrimp District - Open May 5, 11, 12 and 16 from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 1, 2012:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office