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                                                   HOUSE BILL NO. 2294



                                                                            C 036 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives R. King, Bowman, Haugen, Morris, Brumsickle, Sayan, Spanel, Basich, Brooks, Smith, S. Wilson and Youngsman; by request of Department of Fisheries



Prefiled with Chief Clerk 1/5/90.  Read first time 1/8/90 and referred to Committee on Fisheries & Wildlife.



AN ACT Relating to salmon taken in test fishing operations; and amending RCW 75.08.255.




        Sec. 1.  Section 75.12.130, chapter 12, Laws of 1955 as last amended by section 1, chapter 28, Laws of 1985 and RCW 75.08.255 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) The director may take or remove any species of fish or shellfish from the waters or beaches of the state.

          (2) The director may sell food fish or shellfish caught or taken during department test fishing operations.  ((Salmon taken in test fishing  operations shall only be sold during  a season open to commercial fishing in the district in which the test fishing is conducted.))

          (3) The director shall not sell inedible salmon for human consumption.  Salmon and carcasses may be given to state institutions or schools or to economically depressed people, unless the salmon are unfit for human consumption.  Salmon not fit for human consumption may be sold by the director for animal food, fish food, or for industrial purposes.

          (4) In the sale of surplus salmon from state hatcheries, the division of purchasing shall require that a portion of the surplus salmon be processed and returned to the state by the purchaser.  The processed salmon shall be fit for human consumption and in a form suitable for distribution to individuals.  The division of purchasing shall establish the required percentage at a level that does not discourage competitive bidding for the surplus salmon.  The measure of the percentage is the combined value of all of the surplus salmon sold.  The department of social and health services shall distribute the processed salmon to economically depressed individuals and state institutions pursuant to rules adopted by the department of social and health services.

                                                                                                                       Passed the House January 29, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                      Passed the Senate February 27, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.