FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: April 28, 2000.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-24-02000L; and amending WAC 220-24-020.
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: A harvestable surplus of salmon is available for the troll fleet. These rules are adopted at the recommendation of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, in accordance with preseason fishing plans. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.
April 28, 2000
J. P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-24-010, 220-24-020 and WAC 220-24-030, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with troll gear from those waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, the Pacific Ocean and waters west of the Buoy 10 Line at the mouth of the Columbia River except as provided for in this section:
(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. May 1, through 11:59 p.m. June 15, 2000 it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon except coho salmon taken from these waters, except for Washington waters in a closed control zone at the mouth of the Columbia River, described as:
(a) Columbia River Control Zone - An area at the Columbia River mouth, bounded on the west by a line running northeast/southwest between the red lighted Buoy #4 (46°13'35" N. Lat., 124°06'50" W. long.) and the green lighted Buoy #7 (46°15'09' N. lat., 124°06'16" W. long.); on the east, by the Buoy #10 line which bears north/south at 357° true from the south jetty at 46°14'00" N. lat., 124°03'07" West. long. to it's intersection with the north jetty; on the north, by a line running northeast/southwest between the green lighted Buoy #7 to the tip of the north jetty (46°14'48" N. lat., 124°05'20" W. long.) and then along the north jetty to the point of intersection with the Buoy #10 line; and, on the south, by a line running northeast/southwest between the red lighted Buoy #4 and tip of the south jetty (46°14'03" N. lat., 124°04'05" W. long.), and then along the south jetty to the point of intersection with the Buoy #10 line.
(2) In the fisheries authorized in this section:
(a) No chinook salmon smaller than 28 inches in total length may be taken or retained. Except that frozen salmon taken in this fishery may be landed pursuant to WAC 220-20-015.
(b) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with gear other than troll gear.
(c) It is unlawful to land salmon taken south of Cape Falcon in any port north of Cape Falcon, except when the waters north of Cape Falcon are closed. It is unlawful to land chinook taken south of Cape Falcon that are less than 26 inches in length.
Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 16, 2000:
|WAC 220-24-02000L||Commercial salmon troll.|