WSR 03-19-042

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-233 -- Filed September 9, 2003, 4:40 p.m. , effective September 14, 2003, 7:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 9, 2003.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-52-05100K; and amending WAC 220-52-051.

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: This rule is necessary to provide biological data to fisheries managers to aid in assigning appropriate shrimp harvest quotas. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 14, 2003, 7:00 a.m.

September 9, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-52-05100K   Puget Sound shrimp pot and beam trawl test fishery -- Seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-52-051, effective 7:00 a.m. September 14, 2003 through 11:59 p.m. September 20, 2003, Puget Sound commercial shrimp license holders and alternate operators listed below will be allowed to harvest spot shrimp for the purpose of a test fishery. Designated fishers and their vessels are only allowed to harvest shrimp from the Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas assigned for their vessel. Only pot gear is allowed in the fishery and no gear may be set or pulled by these vessels in the designated areas without a WDFW staff person aboard. Spot shrimp harvested and not retained by WDFW staff may be sold and will be reported on the Fish Receiving Ticket as test fishery product. Participating fishers:

Vessel Identification Licensed Commercial Fisher/Alternate Operator Designated Catch Reporting Area
Flying F, 930156 Lee Freeman 20A
Miss Cassie, WN8117RK Andy Fisk 20A
Jewlz, WN6794NJ Ken Crews 23A
Heineken WN 9145ME Joe Verdose 23A

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 21, 2003:


WAC 220-52-05100K Puget Sound shrimp pot and beam trawl fishery -- Seasons.

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