WSR 12-18-008




[ Filed August 23, 2012, 2:42 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recreational fishing rules for the 2013 season.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department must amend recreational fishing rules on an annual basis to respond to fish population changes, fish and wildlife commission assignments, housekeeping needs, and conservation issues. This year the department also received proposals from the public. Amendments to these rules will perpetuate fish and shellfish resources while maximizing recreational fishing opportunity.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule:      Agency study.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Preuss, WDFW Enforcement, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Contact by October 12, 2012. Expected filing date on October 24, 2012.

August 23, 2012

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator