FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-197—Filed August 21, 2019, 3:30 p.m., effective August 26, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: August 26, 2019.
Purpose: Amends recreational Puget Sound salmon rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000I and 220-313-06000J; 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 rule is necessary to require the release of Chinook salmon in Catch Record Card (CRC) Area 11. The Chinook quota for CRC Area 11 is expected to be reached by the end of the day August 25, 2019. This rule also opens salmon fishing from a vessel seven days per week in CRC Area 11. These measures are consistent with comanager agreed to fisheries. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 21, 2019.
WAC 220-313-06000KPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060:
1. Catch Record Card Area 8-1, effective immediately through October 31, 2019: Release all pink salmon.
2. Catch Record Card Area 10, effective immediately through November 15, 2019: Release all Chinook salmon.
3. Catch Record Card Area 11, effective August 26 through September 30, 2019:
(a) Release all Chinook salmon.
(b) It is lawful to fish for salmon from a vessel seven days per week.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 26, 2019:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (19-194)
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (19-193)
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040