FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-240—Filed September 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m., effective September 16, 2018, 5:00 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: September 16, 2018, 5:00 a.m.
Purpose: Amends Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries for Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-18000E; and amending WAC 220-354-180.
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: Effective September 16, 2018, the Fraser River Panel under the Pacific Salmon Commission will relinquish regulatory control in Areas 7 and 7A. Per agreement with comanagers, the reef net fishery begins following relinquishment of regulatory control by the Fraser River Panel and surplus hatchery coho salmon are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 12, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-18000EReef net open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-180, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas except as provided in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
5 AM – 9 PM daily
September 16 through September 22
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 PM September 22, 2018:
Reef net open periods.