FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-13—Filed January 17, 2019, 4:28 p.m., effective January 20, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: January 20, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon rules in Puget Sound.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000V; and 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 close recreational salmon angling in Catch Record Card Area 10. Preliminary estimates and fishery projections indicate the total encounters guideline is expected to be reached by the end of the day Saturday, January 19. This closure is necessary to avoid exceeding the allowable limit of total encounters including both retained and released fish. The fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 17, 2019.
WAC 220-313-06000WPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, the following rules apply effective January 20 through March 31, 2019:
Catch Record Card Area 10 except Seacrest Pier, Waterman Pier, Bremerton Boardwalk, and Illahee State Park Pier: Closed to fishing for or retaining salmon.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 20, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (18-336)