WSR 16-01-189
[Filed December 23, 2015, 8:46 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Coastal sardine purse seine fishery.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.12.147.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington department of fish and wildlife is considering rule amendments relating to the commercial harvest of sardine with purse seine gear.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The National Marine Fisheries Service regulates certain commercial fisheries in federal waters. Rule coordination is accomplished through the Pacific Fishery Management Council processes.
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 Joanna Eide, WDFW Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail Updates will be added to the agency's rule-making page at The commission's agenda, which will reflect public meeting dates and locations, can be found at Contact by January 29, 2016. Expected proposal filing on or after February 5, 2016.
December 23, 2015
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator