WSR 00-04-016




[ Filed January 24, 2000, 10:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial fishing rules -- Scallop fishery.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 75.08.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commercial scallop fishery has allowed use of a shrimp trawl fishery license to fish for scallops in Puget Sound. This license is no longer available for this fishery, as Puget Sound shrimp have become a limited entry fishery. A complete review of the scallop fishery rules is needed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2651. Contact by July 3, 2000, expected proposal filing July 5, 2000.

January 24, 2000

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office