PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Prohibiting the commercial sale of unclassified marine fish and invertebrates.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Fish and Wildlife Commission has acted to protect this group of animals from excessive exploitation. This proposed action further implements that policy decision.
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 Morris Barker, State Marine Resource Manager, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826.
Contact by September 15, 2004, expected proposal filing date is on or after September 16, 2004.
July 28, 2004