FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-336—Filed December 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m., effective January 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Catch Record Card Area 10.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-313-060.
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 emergency rule is needed to reduce the salmon daily limit in Catch Record Card Area 10. Based on abundance estimates there is not sufficient salmon available to maintain a fishery though [through] the planned season. A daily limit of one salmon will increase the potential of the winter fishery to remain open for the entire winter season. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 21, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-313-06000VPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, the following rules apply effective January 1 through March 31, 2019:
Catch Record Card Area 10:
(a) January 1 through March 31:
(i) Daily limit of 1 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(b) Waters of Agate Pass west of a line from Point Monroe to Indianola and east of a line from Point Bolin to Battle Point: Fly fishing only, lead core lines prohibited, and catch and release from January 1 through January 31.