PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Personal use rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 1982 the department adopted a rule that allows the retention of tagged herring and bottomfish, even if the possession of an untagged fish was unlawful. This rule does not provide protection for 6-gill sharks, and needs to be repealed.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lew Atkins, Fish Program Assistant Director, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98504-1091, phone (360) 902-2672. Contact by January 19, 2006. Expected proposal filing on or after January 20, 2006.
November 30, 2005