FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: June 30, 2000.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05100S; and amending WAC 220-32-051.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 7, chapter 107, Laws of 2000.
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: Allows commercial sale of sockeye caught from platforms and using hook and line. Harvestable numbers of sockeye are available. Impacts to sockeye are projected to remain within ESA guidelines. Rule is consistent with actions of the Columbia River Compact on June 30, 2000. Conforms state rules with tribal rules. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.
June 30, 2000
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-32-050, WAC 220-32-051, WAC 220-32-052, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for a person to take or possess salmon, shad, carp, or sturgeon taken for commercial purposes in Columbia River Salmon Management Catch Reporting Areas 1F, 1G, and 1H, except those individuals possessing treaty fishing rights under the Yakima, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce treaties may fish for salmon, shad, carp, or sturgeon under the following provisions:
1) Open Periods: 6:00 a.m. July 1, 2000 to 6:00 p.m. July 10, 2000
2) Open Areas: SMCRA 1F, 1G, 1H
3) Gear: Hoop nets, dip bag nets, or hook and line
4) Allowable sale includes: sockeye salmon, chinook salmon less than or equal to 24 inches.
5) Only fish taken from platforms or with hook and line may be sold.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. July 10, 2000:
|WAC 220-32-05100S||Columbia River salmon seasons above Bonneville.|