WSR 05-12-104

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-111 -- Filed May 27, 2005, 3:06 p.m. , effective May 28, 2005, 7:00 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500C; and amending WAC 220-56-325.

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 is needed to ensure an orderly fishery, manage within court-ordered sharing requirements, and to ensure conservation. There is sufficient quota remaining in Marine Area 8 to open for one more day of spot shrimping. The state recreational share of spot prawns will be taken in Port Angeles shrimp district by May 28, 2005. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 27, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500D   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325:

Effective immediately, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of the Discovery Bay Shrimp District and Marine Areas 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, except as provided for in this section.

a) Effective 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., May 28, 2005, all waters of Marine Area 8 are open to the harvest of all shrimp species.

b) Effective 7:00 a.m., June 1, 2005, until further notice, all waters south of a line from Tukey Point to Contractors Point in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District will open, on a daily basis, to the harvest of all shrimp species, except Spot shrimp. All Spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

c) Effective 7:00 a.m., June 1, 2005, until further notice, all waters south of a line from Walan Point to Kala Point in the Port Townsend Bay Shrimp District will open, on a daily basis, to the harvest of all shrimp species, except Spot shrimp. All Spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

d) Effective 7:00 a.m., June 1, 2005, until further notice, all waters equal to or less than 150 feet in depth found in Marine Areas 8, 9 (excluding the Port Townsend Shrimp District), and Marine Area 11 will open daily to the harvest of all shrimp species, except Spot shrimp. All Spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water unharmed.

e) Effective 3:00 p.m., May 28, 2005 the Port Angeles Shrimp District will close to the harvest of all shrimp species.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:00 a.m. May 28, 2005:


WAC 220-56-32500C Shrimp -- Areas and season (05-108)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office