WSR 00-10-011

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-53 -- Filed April 21, 2000, 8:31 a.m. , effective May 20, 2000, 9:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 19, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500D; and 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: This regulation is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 20, 2000, 9:00 a.m..

April 19, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500D
Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp from those waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal floating bridge except as provided for in this section:

(1) Fishing for shrimp is allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: May 20, 24, 27 and 31, 2000.

(2) No shrimp fishers may leave shrimp fishing gear in the water between:

1:00 p.m. May 20 and 9:00 a.m. May 24;

1:00 p.m. May 24 and 9:00 a.m. May 27;

1:00 p.m. May 27 and 9:00 a.m. May 31;

or after 1:00 p.m. May 31

(3) It shall be unlawful for any vessel participating in the fishery to have more than four shrimp pots operated from the vessel.

(4) It is unlawful for any one person to take in any one day more than eighty shrimp. The first eighty shrimp taken must be retained. After the eightieth shrimp has been retained by a fisher, the fisher must stop fishing and release all additional shrimp immediately to the water unharmed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 1:01 p.m. May 31, 2000:


WAC 220-56-32500D Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office