WSR 05-11-031




[ Order 05-91 -- Filed May 10, 2005, 3:59 p.m. , effective May 15, 2005, 3:00 p.m. ]

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-03000V; and amending WAC 220-33-030.

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 regulation sets the standard shad commercial fishery in the mainstem Columbia River (Area 2S) and in Washougal Reef. Harvestable numbers of shad are expected in 2005. Incidental impacts to nontarget species are small. This rule is consistent with actions of the Columbia River compact hearing of January 28 and May 10, 2005, and is consistent with requirements of the ESA. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 10, 2005.

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings


WAC 220-33-03000V   Commercial shad -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-33-030, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess shad taken for commercial purposes except as provided for in this section:

Area: Washougal Reef. Waters of Zone 4-5 inside a line commencing at the white six-second equal-interval light approximately 3/4 miles east of the Washougal Woolen Mill pipeline and projected westerly to the Washougal blinker light, thence to the four-second blinker light on the east end of Lady Island, thence easterly and along the shoreline of Lady Island to the State Highway 14 Bridge, thence easterly across the State Highway 14 Bridge to the mainland.

Dates: Daily, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. from:

May 15 - May 19, 2005

May 22 - May 26, 2005

May 29 - June 2, 2005

June 5 - June 9, 2005

June 12 - June 16, 2005

June 19 - June 23, 2005

Gear: Single-wall, unslackened, floater gill net, with breaking strength of less than 30 pounds.

Mesh size: 5 inches to 6 1/4 inches.

Allowable Sale: During the fishing periods provided in this section, only shad may be kept and sold. All salmonids, walleye and sturgeon must be immediately returned to the water and those alive must be released unharmed.



The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 23, 2005:

WAC 220-33-03000V Commercial shad -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office