WSR 03-21-001

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-255 -- Filed October 1, 2003, 1:58 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 1, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-126.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-14-069 on June 26, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Thirty-one days after filing.

October 1, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck

OTS-6511.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-24, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01)

WAC 220-56-126   Nonbuoyant lures and night closures -- Saltwater.   It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use from the following saltwater areas unless the hooks meet the requirements of this section.

(1) Nonbuoyant lure restriction: In the following waters during the periods shown, it is unlawful to use a nonbuoyant lure that has more than one single hook or has a hook measuring more than 3/4 inch point to shank:


Area Time Period
Duwamish waterway downstream from the First Avenue South Bridge to an east-west line through SW Hanford Street on Harbor Island parallel to SW Spokane Street where it crosses Harbor Island July 1 - ((November 30)) October 31
Budd Inlet - waters south of a line true west from the KGY radio station to the mainland and north of the closed zone provided for in WAC 220-56-128 July 16 - October 31
Westport Boat Basin August 16 - January 31

(2) During the gear restricted periods provided for in this section it is unlawful to fish for food fish or shellfish from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(3) No leads, weights, or sinkers may be attached below or less than 12 inches above a lure.

(4) All hooks must be attached within 3 inches of the bait or lure.

(5) It is unlawful to use forage fish jigger gear.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-126, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-126, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-126, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-126, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 90-06-026, 220-56-126, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-126, filed 3/16/89; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-126, filed 4/9/85.]

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