WSR 17-21-053
[Filed October 13, 2017, 2:48 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 220-340-500 Commercial ocean pink shrimp trawl fisheryCoastal waters.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department wants to amend WAC 220-340-500 to ensure that the rules for the commercial ocean pink shrimp trawl fishery are consistent with marine fish and shellfish resource conservation and fishery sustainability.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Coordination occurs through an informal ad hoc process with National Marine Fisheries Service and Oregon department of fish and wildlife.
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 Lorna Wargo, 48 Devonshire Road, phone 360-249-1221, fax 360-249-1229, email; or Dan Ayres, 48 Devonshire Road, phone 360-249-1209, fax 360-249-1229, email
October 13, 2017
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator