WSR 02-11-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-104 -- Filed May 8, 2002, 11:28 a.m. , effective May 12, 2002, 9:00 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 7, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-32500V; 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. The state recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in the areas closed under this rule. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 12, 2002, 9:00 p.m.

May 7, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-32500W   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-325 or WAC 220-56-310:

1) Effective 9:00 p.m., May 12, 2002, it is unlawful to harvest or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

2) Effective immediately, until further notice, it is unlawful to harvest or possess shrimp taken for personal use in all waters of Marine Area 9 and all waters of Marine Area 10.

3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp from those waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal floating bridge except as provided for in this section:

(1) Fishing for shrimp is allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: May 18, 22, 25, and 29, 2002.

(2) No shrimp fishers may set gear before 9:00 a.m. or leave shrimp fishing gear in the water after 1:00 p.m. each day of the fishery.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-32500V Shrimp -- Areas and seasons. (02-96)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office