WSR 01-18-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-191 -- Filed August 30, 2001, 4:33 p.m. , effective August 31, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 30, 2001.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-24-02000X; and amending WAC 220-24-020.

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: Harvestable numbers of salmon are available for the troll fleet. These rules are adopted at the recommendation of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, in accordance with preseason fishing plans. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 31, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

August 30, 2001

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-24-02000X   Commercial salmon troll.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-24-020, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes with troll gear from those waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, the Pacific Ocean and waters west of the Buoy 10 Line at the mouth of the Columbia River from the U.S. - Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon except as provided for in this section:

(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. August 31 through September 30, 2001, it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon in those waters of Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 1 and 2. Columbia River Control Zone is closed.

(2) Lawful troll gear is restricted to all legal troll gear with single point, single shank barbless hooks.

(3) Each participating vessel must land and deliver to a port within the area or an adjacent closed area and must land and deliver within 24 hours of any closure.

(4) Release wild coho salmon. Minimum size for chinook salmon is 28 inches in length and minimum size for coho salmon is 16 inches in length.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-24-02000W Commercial salmon troll. (01-168)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office