SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1821





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House April 16, 2001

  Yeas 94   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 11, 2001

  Yeas 46   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1821  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1821



                     AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Buck, Doumit, Sump, Hatfield and Kessler)


READ FIRST TIME 02/27/01. 

  Concerning coastal Dungeness crab resource plan provisions.        

    AN ACT Relating to the consideration of extenuating circumstances for gear and effort reduction for the coastal Dungeness crab resource plan provisions; amending RCW 77.70.400; and creating a new section.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 77.70.400 and 1998 c 245 s 154 are each amended to read as follows:

    The department, with input from Dungeness crab‑-coastal fishery licensees and processors, shall prepare a resource plan to achieve even-flow harvesting and long-term stability of the coastal Dungeness crab resource.  The plan may include pot limits, further reduction in the number of vessels, individual quotas, trip limits, area quotas, or other measures as determined by the department.  The provisions of such a resource plan that are designed to effect a gear reduction or effort reduction based upon historical landing criteria are subject to the provisions of RCW 77.70.390 with respect to the consideration of extenuating circumstances.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  For the purposes of determining the number of shellfish pots assigned to a license authorizing commercial harvest of Dungeness crab adjacent to the Washington coast, if the license is held by a person whose vessel designated for use under that license was lost due to sinking in any one of the three qualifying seasons, then the department of fish and wildlife shall use the landings in February 1996 to determine the number of pots granted to the license holder as an exception to WAC 220-52-040(14).  A license holder must notify the department of his or her eligibility under this section by September 30, 2001.


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