FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-169—Filed July 29, 2019, 4:02 p.m., effective July 29, 2019, 4:02 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Marine Area 2-2.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-07000Q; and amending WAC 220-313-070.
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 rule corrects a previous filing that listed an incorrect daily limit for the Humptulips North Bay Fishery.
The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the state's share of the fishing plans agreed to with resource comanagers at the 2019 North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to take advantage of the state's fishing opportunity that is imminent and will be available prior to the permanent rule, in a manner consistent with comanager agreed fisheries.
The reason for the emergency rules are to meet conservation objectives and because the current 2018 permanent rule is inconsistent with the agreed 2019 North of Falcon fishery sharing package.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 29, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-313-07000RCoastal salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-070:
1) Catch Record Card Area 2-1; effective August 1 through August 12, 2019:
(a) Salmon daily limit is 6, up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild Chinook.
(b) Willapa Bay control zone: open, area 2-1 salmon rules apply.
2) Catch Record Card Area 2-2, Humptulips North Bay Fishery (northerly of a line running from the south end of the eastern jetty at Ocean Shores Marina, then to a fishing boundary marker on Sand Island (46°57.52'N, 124°03.36'W) then to the Tripod Station located at 46°59.12'N, 124°00.72'W on Brackenridge Bluff); effective August 1 through August 12, 2019: Salmon daily limit is 1. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
3) Catch Record Card Area 2-2, west of the Buoy 13 line; effective August 12 through August 13, 2019: Closed.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
Coastal salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (19-160)