WSR 01-14-024

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-121 -- Filed June 28, 2001, 8:48 a.m. , effective July 1, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 27, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-620.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 implement recommendations of the North of Falcon subgroup of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 1, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

June 27, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-62000B   Coastal salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-620, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 4 except as provided for in this section:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1 - Daily limit of two salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon. Sundays through Thursdays only, July 1 through September 3 and seven days per week September 4 through September 30, 2001, except closed in the Columbia River Mouth Control Zone 1.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2 and Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Daily limit of two salmon only one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon. Sundays through Thursdays only, July 1 through September 30, 2001.

(3) Catch Record Card Area 2-2 - Grays Harbor east of the Buoy 13 line -

(a) July 1 through August 31 - open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling.

(b) September 1 until further notice - Daily limit of six salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon except no more than one of which may be a wild adult coho. Westport Boat Basin and Ocean Shores Boat Basin: Daily limit of six salmon not more than four of which may be adult salmon - August 16 until further notice.

(4) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1):

(a) July 1 through August 15 - Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling.

(b) August 16 until further notice, Daily limit of six salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3 - Daily limit of two salmon except no more than one of which may be a chinook and release wild coho salmon - July 1 through September 23 in all of Area 3 and September 24 through October 21 only in those waters outside the mouth of the Quillayute River and inside a line northwesterly from Teahwit Head to "Q" buoy, then to Cake Rock, then true east to shore.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4 - Daily limit of two salmon no more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho salmon, July 1 through September 30. Release chinook salmon caught east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, and release chum salmon August 1 through September 30.

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