WSR 13-06-072

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 6, 2013, 10:28 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-01-064 on December 17, 2012.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-47-311 Purse seine -- Open periods, 220-47-411 Gillnet -- Open periods, and 220-47-428 Beach seine -- Open periods.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street, Room 630, Olympia, WA 98504, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: On or after April 12, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Lori Preuss, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by March 28, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by March 28, 2013, (360) 902-2207 or TTY 1-800-833-6388.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rules will incorporate the recommendations of the North of Falcon subgroup of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council to take harvestable fish in commercial salmon fisheries in Puget Sound while protecting species of fish listed as endangered.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To protect species of fish listed as endangered while supporting commercial salmon fishing in Puget Sound.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.045, 77.12.047, and 77.04.020.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.045, 77.12.047, and 77.04.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington department of fish and wildlife, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kendall Henry, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2717; Implementation: Jim Scott, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2373.

A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

Small Business Economic Impact Statement


1. Description of the Reporting, Record-keeping, and Other Compliance Requirements of the Proposed Rule: These rules will incorporate the recommendations of the North of Falcon subgroup of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council to take harvestable salmon in Puget Sound while protecting species of fish, marine mammals, and sea birds listed as endangered. The rules include legal gear requirements, area restrictions, and open periods for commercial salmon fisheries occurring in Puget Sound.

2. Kinds of Professional Services That a Small Business is Likely to Need in Order to Comply with Such Requirements: These rule changes clarify dates for anticipated open periods and areas for full-fleet and limited-participation salmon fisheries, and legal gear requirements for those fisheries. There are no anticipated professional services required to comply.

3. Costs of Compliance for Businesses, Including Costs of Equipment, Supplies, Labor, and Increased Administrative Costs: The proposed rules adjust opening and closing dates. The proposed rules do not require any additional equipment, supplies, labor, or administrative costs. Therefore, there is no additional cost to comply with the proposed rules.

4. Will Compliance with the Rule Cause Businesses to Lose Sales or Revenue? The proposed rules do not affect the harvestable numbers of salmon available to nontreaty fleets. Therefore, the proposed rules should not cause any businesses to lose sales or revenue.

5. Cost of Compliance for Small Businesses Compared with the Cost of Compliance for the Ten Percent of Businesses That are the Largest Businesses Required to Comply with the Proposed Rules Using One or More of the Following as a Basis for Comparing Costs:

1. Cost per employee;

2. Cost per hour of labor; or

3. Cost per one hundred dollars of sales.

None, the proposed rules do not require any additional equipment, supplies, labor, or administrative costs.

6. Steps Taken by the Agency to Reduce the Costs of the Rule on Small Businesses, or Reasonable Justification for Not Doing So: Most businesses affected by these rules are small businesses. As indicated above, all of the gear restrictions proposed by the rules are identical to gear restrictions the Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) has required in past salmon fishery seasons. Therefore, the gear restrictions will not impose new costs on small businesses.

7. A Description of How the Agency Will Involve Small Businesses in the Development of the Rule: As in previous years, WDFW interacts with and receives input from affected businesses through the North of Falcon process, which is a series of public meetings occurring from February through April each year. These meetings allow small businesses to participate in formulating these rules.

8. A List of Industries That Will Be Required to Comply with the Rule: All licensed fishers attempting to harvest salmon in the all-citizen commercial salmon fisheries occurring in Puget Sound will be required to comply with these rules.

9. An Estimate of the Number of Jobs That Will Be Created or Lost as a Result of Compliance with the Proposed Rule: As explained above, these rules impose similar requirements to those for previous years' commercial salmon fisheries. Compliance with the rules will not result in the creation or loss of jobs.

A copy of the statement may be obtained by contacting Lori Preuss, 600 Capital Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360)902-2155, e-mail Lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These proposals do not affect hydraulics.

March 6, 2013

Lori Preuss

Rules Coordinator

OTS-5331.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-131, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12)

WAC 220-47-311   Purse seine -- Open periods.   It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with purse seine gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas and during the periods provided for in each respective Management and Catch Reporting Area:


AREA TIME DATE
7, 7A: 7AM - 6PM - 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2((, 11/3))
7AM - 5PM - 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9((, 11/10))
Note: In Areas 7 and 7A, it is unlawful to fail to brail when fishing with purse seine gear. Any time brailing is required, purse seine fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-47-301 (7)(a) through (f).
7B, 7C: 6AM - 9PM - ((8/15)) 8/14
7B, 7C: 6AM - 8PM - ((8/22, 8/29, 9/5)) 8/21, 8/28, 9/4
7B: 7AM - 8PM - ((9/10, 9/12, 9/14)) 9/9, 9/11, 9/13
((7AM - 7PM - 9/17, 9/19, 9/21))
7AM ((9/23)) 9/15 -

6PM ((10/27)) 10/26
7AM ((10/29)) 10/28 - 4PM ((11/2)) 11/1
7AM ((11/5)) 11/4 - 4PM ((11/9)) 11/8
7AM ((11/12)) 11/11 - 4PM ((11/16)) 11/15
7AM ((11/19)) 11/18 - 4PM ((11/23)) 11/22
7AM ((11/26)) 11/25 - 4PM ((11/30)) 11/29
Note: That portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is open to purse seines beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Monday in October and until 4:00 p.m. on the first Friday in December.
AREA TIME DATE
8: 6AM - 7PM - 8/26, 8/28, 9/3, 9/5
8A: 6AM - 7PM - 8/22, 8/27, 8/29, 9/3
7AM - 7PM - Limited participation - Two boats (((9/17, 9/24)) 9/23, 9/30, 10/7)
8D: 7AM - 7PM - ((9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8)) 9/23, 9/30, 10/7
7AM - 6PM - ((10/16, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29)) 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 10/30
7AM - 5PM - ((11/5, 11/7,)) 11/4, 11/11, 11/13, ((11/20)) 11/18
10: 6AM - 7PM - 8/26, 8/28, 9/4
10, 11: 7AM - 6PM - ((10/15, 10/23, 10/25, 10/29)) 10/22, 10/28, 10/30
7AM - 5PM - ((11/6, 11/8, 11/12, 11/20)) 11/5, 11/11, 11/13, 11/19, 11/26
12, 12B: 7AM - 6PM - ((10/15, 10/23, 10/25, 10/29)) 10/22, 10/28, 10/30
7AM - 5PM - ((11/6, 11/8, 11/12, 11/20)) 11/5, 11/11, 11/13, 11/19
12C: 7AM - 5PM - ((11/6, 11/8, 11/12, 11/20)) 11/5, 11/11, 11/13, 11/19, 11/26
Note: In Area 10 during any open period occurring in August or September, it is unlawful to fail to brail or use a brailing bunt when fishing with purse seine gear. Any time brailing is required, purse seine fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-47-301 (7)(a) through (f). During limited participation fisheries it is unlawful for vessels to take or fish for salmon without department observers on board.

It is unlawful to retain the following salmon species taken with purse seine gear within the following areas during the following periods:

Chinook salmon - At all times in Areas 7, 7A, 8, 8A, 8D, 10, 11, 12, 12B, and 12C, and after October 20 in Area 7B.

Coho salmon - At all times in Areas 7, 7A, 10, and 11, and prior to September 2 in Area 7B.

Chum salmon - Prior to October 1 in Areas 7 and 7A, and at all times in 8A.

All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), 220-47-311, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), 220-47-311, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), 220-47-311, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), 220-47-311, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), 220-47-311, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; 07-20-006, 220-47-311, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), 220-47-311, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), 220-47-311, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), 220-47-311, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), 220-47-311, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), 220-47-311, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), 220-47-311, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), 220-47-311, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), 220-47-311, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-47-311, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), 220-47-311, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), 220-47-311, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), 220-47-311, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), 220-47-311, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), 220-47-311, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), 220-47-311, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), 220-47-311, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), 220-47-311, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), 220-47-311, filed 6/8/89; 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), 220-47-311, filed 7/6/88; 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), 220-47-311, filed 7/14/87; 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), 220-47-311, filed 6/12/86; 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), 220-47-311, filed 6/12/85; 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), 220-47-311, filed 6/21/84; 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), 220-47-311, filed 6/28/83; 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), 220-47-311, filed 7/15/82; 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), 220-47-311, filed 8/25/81; 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), 220-47-311, filed 8/6/80; 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), 220-47-311, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, 220-47-311, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, 220-47-311, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, 220-47-311, filed 6/4/76; Order 1251, 220-47-311, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, 220-47-311, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, 220-47-311, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, 220-47-311, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, 220-47-311, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, 220-47-311, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, 220-47-311, filed 4/28/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-131, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12)

WAC 220-47-411   Gillnet -- Open periods.   It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with gillnet gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the periods provided for in each respective fishing area:


AREA TIME DATE(S) MINIMUM MESH
6D: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-16-046 and lawful gear description WAC 220-47-302. 7AM - 7PM ((9/21, 9/22,)) 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27, ((9/28)) 9/30, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, ((10/5)) 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, ((10/12)) 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, ((10/19)) 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25 5"
Note: In Area 6D, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook taken in Area 6D at any time, or any chum salmon taken in Area 6D prior to October 16. In Area 6D, any Chinook or chum salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
7, 7A: 7AM - Midnight; use of recovery box required 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19((, 10/20)) 6 1/4"
7AM - Midnight 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9((, 11/10)) 6 1/4"
Note: In Areas 7 and 7A after October 9 but prior to October 21, coho and Chinook salmon must be released, and it is unlawful to use a net soak time of more than 45 minutes. Net soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web enters the water, until the gillnet is fully retrieved from the water. Fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-47-302 (5)(a) through (f) when coho and Chinook release is required.
7B, 7C: 7PM - 8AM NIGHTLY ((8/12)) 8/11, 8/13, 8/14, ((8/15)) 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, ((8/22, 8/26, 8/28, 8/29, 8/30)) 8/25, 8/27, 8/28 7"
7B, 7C: 7AM ((9/2)) 9/1 - 7AM ((9/7)) 9/6 5"
7AM ((9/9)) 9/8 - 7AM ((9/13)) 9/12
7AM ((9/16)) 9/15 - 7AM ((9/20)) 9/19 5"
7AM ((9/23)) 9/22 - Midnight ((10/27)) 10/26 5"
7AM ((10/29)) 10/28 - 4PM ((11/2)) 11/1 6 1/4"
6AM ((11/5)) 11/4 - 4PM ((11/9)) 11/8 6 1/4"
6AM ((11/12)) 11/11 - 4PM ((11/16)) 11/15 6 1/4"
6 AM ((11/19)) 11/18 - 4PM ((11/23)) 11/22 6 1/4"
7 AM ((11/26)) 11/25 - 4PM ((11/30)) 11/29 6 1/4"
Note: That portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is open to gillnets using 6 1/4-inch minimum mesh beginning 12:01 AM on the last day in October and until 4:00 PM on the first Friday in December.
8: 5AM - 11PM 8/27, 8/29 5" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
5:30AM - 11PM 9/2, 9/4 5" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
Note: In Area 8 it is unlawful to take or fish for pink salmon with drift gillnets greater than 60-mesh maximum depth. Fishers must also use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8A: 5AM - 11PM 8/21, 8/26, 8/28 5" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
5:30AM - 11PM 9/4 5" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
6PM - 8AM Limited participation; 2 boats only ((9/19)) 9/24 5"
6PM - 8AM NIGHTLY ((9/25, 9/26)) 10/1, 10/2, 10/8 5"
Note: In Area 8A fishers must use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8D: 6PM - 8AM NIGHTLY ((9/16, 9/20, 9/23, 9/27, 9/30, 10/4)) 9/22, 9/26, 9/29, 10/3, 10/6, 10/10 5"
6PM ((9/17)) 9/23 - 8AM ((9/20)) 9/26 5"
6PM ((9/24)) 9/30 - 8AM ((9/27)) 10/3 5"
6PM ((10/1)) 10/7 - 8AM ((10/4)) 10/10 5"
5PM - 8AM ((10/7, 10/11)) 10/13, 10/17 5"
5PM ((10/8)) 10/14 - 8AM ((10/11)) 10/17 5"
5PM - 9AM ((10/14, 10/18, 10/21, 10/25, 10/28, 11/1)) 10/20, 10/24, 10/27, 10/31, 11/3, 11/7 5"
5PM ((10/15)) 10/21 - 9AM ((10/18)) 10/24 5"
5PM ((10/22)) 10/28 - 9AM ((10/25)) 10/31 5"
5PM ((10/29)) 11/4 - 9AM ((11/1)) 11/7 5"
6AM - 6PM ((11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 11/15, 11/21, 11/22)) 11/13, 11/14, 11/20, 11/21, 11/27, 11/28 6 1/4"
6AM - 4PM ((11/9, 11/16, 11/23)) 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 6 1/4"
9A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-16-046 and lawful gear description WAC 220-47-302. 7AM ((8/19)) 8/25 - 7PM ((10/27)) 11/2 5"
Note: It is unlawful to retain chum salmon taken in Area 9A prior to October 1, and it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon at any time. Any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
10: 5AM - 11PM Limited Participation - 4 boats 8/27, 8/29 4 1/2" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
5:30AM - 11PM Limited Participation - 4 boats 9/3 4 1/2" minimum and 5 1/2" maximum
Note: In Area 10 fishers must use minimum 4 1/2" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods. Also, during August or September openings, coho and Chinook salmon must be released, and it is unlawful to use a net soak time of more than 45 minutes. Net soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web enters the water, until the gillnet is fully retrieved from the water. Fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-47-302 (5)(a) through (f). During all limited participation fisheries, it is unlawful for vessels to take or fish for salmon without department observers on board.
10, 11: 5PM - 9AM NIGHTLY ((10/16, 10/17, 10/21, 10/30, 10/31)) 10/20, 10/23, 11/3, 11/6 6 1/4"
5PM - 8AM 10/29 6 1/4"
4PM - 9AM NIGHTLY ((11/4, 11/13, 11/18)) 11/12, 11/17, 11/24 6 1/4"
4PM - Midnight NIGHTLY ((10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21)) 10/31, 11/14, 11/20, 11/27 6 1/4"
12A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-16-046 and lawful gear description WAC 220-47-302. 7AM - 7PM Dates determined per agreement with tribal co-managers in-season if Summer Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative goals are met allowing for openings of gillnet gear. 5"
Note: In Area 12A, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook or chum salmon taken in Area 12A at any time, and any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
12, 12B: 7AM - 8PM ((10/16, 10/18, 10/22, 10/24, 10/30, 11/1)) 10/21, 10/23, 10/29, 10/31, 11/4, 11/6 6 1/4"
6AM - 6PM ((11/5, 11/7, 11/13, 11/15, 11/19)) 11/12, 11/14, 11/18, 11/20 6 1/4"
12C: 6AM - 6PM ((11/5, 11/7, 11/13, 11/15, 11/19, 11/21)) 11/12, 11/14, 11/18, 11/20, 11/26, 11/28 6 1/4"
All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.
Nightly openings refer to the start date.
Within an area or areas, a mesh size restriction remains in effect from the first date indicated until a mesh size change is shown, and the new mesh size restriction remains in effect until changed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), 220-47-411, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), 220-47-411, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), 220-47-411, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), 220-47-411, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), 220-47-411, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; 07-20-006, 220-47-411, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), 220-47-411, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), 220-47-411, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), 220-47-411, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; 03-16-101 (Order 03-179), 220-47-411, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), 220-47-411, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), 220-47-411, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), 220-47-411, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), 220-47-411, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-47-411, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), 220-47-411, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), 220-47-411, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), 220-47-411, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), 220-47-411, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), 220-47-411, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), 220-47-411, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), 220-47-411, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), 220-47-411, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), 220-47-411, filed 6/8/89; 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), 220-47-411, filed 7/6/88; 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), 220-47-411, filed 7/14/87; 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), 220-47-411, filed 6/12/86; 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), 220-47-411, filed 6/12/85; 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), 220-47-411, filed 6/21/84; 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), 220-47-411, filed 6/28/83; 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), 220-47-411, filed 7/15/82; 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), 220-47-411, filed 8/25/81; 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), 220-47-411, filed 8/6/80; 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), 220-47-411, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, 220-47-411, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, 220-47-411, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, 220-47-411, filed 6/4/76; Order 1251, 220-47-411, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, 220-47-411, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, 220-47-411, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, 220-47-411, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, 220-47-411, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, 220-47-411, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, 220-47-411, filed 4/28/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-131, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12)

WAC 220-47-428   Beach seine -- Open periods.   It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with beach seine gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the periods provided hereinafter in each respective Management and Catch Reporting Area:

All areas:


AREA TIME DATE(S)
12A: 7AM - 7PM 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, ((8/24)) 8/26, 8/27, 8/28, 8/29, 8/30, ((8/31)) 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6, ((9/7)) 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, ((9/14)) 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, ((9/21)) 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27((, 9/28))
12H: 7AM - 7PM November (dates determined per agreement with tribal co-managers in-season if harvestable surplus of salmon remain).

It is unlawful to retain Chinook taken with beach seine gear in all areas, and it is unlawful to retain chum from Area 12A.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), 220-47-428, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), 220-47-428, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), 220-47-428, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), 220-47-428, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), 220-47-428, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), 220-47-428, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; 03-18-005 (Order 03-210), 220-47-428, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), 220-47-428, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), 220-47-428, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), 220-47-428, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), 220-47-428, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-47-428, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), 220-47-428, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), 220-47-428, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96.]