WSR 97-09-033

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-64--Filed April 11, 1997, 2:38 p.m., effective April 12, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 11, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-325.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: These rules are necessary to comply with a recently negotiated state/tribal Puget Sound shrimp harvest management plan and meet treaty sharing requirements. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: April 12, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

April 11, 1997

Lisa Pelly

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-56-32500L Shrimp--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325, effective 12:01 a.m. April 12, 1997 until further notice:

(1) It is unlawful to possess spot shrimp taken for personal use from Catch Record Card Areas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 that are less than six inches in length.

(2) It is unlawful to land spot shrimp that are less than six inches in length in Catch Record Areas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13.

(3) The length of spot shrimp is measured from the tip of the rostrum to the tip of the tail.

(4) Effective 12:01 a.m. April 12, 1997 until further notice Shrimp District 2 (Griffin Bay) is open to personal use shrimp fishing.

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