FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: November 24, 2003.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-41100T; and amending WAC 220-47-411.
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 reduces the number of days open for gill nets in Areas 10 and 11 based on state/tribal agreement and is necessary to reduce potential impacts on Nisqually chum. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
November 24, 2003
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
(a) Fax transmission to 360-902-2949;
(b) E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
(c) Toll-free telephone call to 1-866-791-1279
Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7B, 8, 8A, 8D, 10, 11 and 12C except in accordance with the open periods, mesh size, areas, species restrictions, notification, and landing requirements set forth in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
|7B:||Continuous thru||-||4PM||12/5||6 1/4"|
|8A:||7AM||-||6PM||11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/28||6 1/4"|
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 220-47-41100T||Gill nets -- Open periods. (03-294)|