(1) It is unlawful to fish for food fish in the lower Columbia River for commercial purposes or to possess food fish taken from those waters for commercial purposes, except as provided in this chapter.
(2) In the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam and in the select areas (described in WAC 220-301-010
), it shall be lawful to have onboard a commercial fishing vessel more than one licensed net, each of the lawful size or length prescribed for a single net as long as the net or nets are of legal size for the fishery, or the net or nets has a minimum mesh size of 9 inches, and the length of any one net does not exceed 1,500 feet in length.
(a) When specifically authorized by the director, nets not lawful for use at that time and area may be onboard the boat if properly stored.
(b) A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by tarp (canvass or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012
, and 77.12.047
. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-358-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047
. WSR 07-21-128 (Order 07-266), § 220-33-001, filed 10/23/07, effective 11/23/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080
. WSR 88-18-066 (Order 88-86), § 220-33-001, filed 9/2/88.]