WSR 06-12-069

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-126 -- Filed June 5, 2006, 3:01 p.m. , effective June 5, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-88E-030.

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: Logbook information on this emerging commercial fishery shows no bycatch and a stable catch per unit effort. Permanent rules will be promulgated to increase the pot limit to 100. This emergency rule is necessary during the interim.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 5, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-88E-03000C   Hagfish pot trial fishery -- Season and gear.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-88D-030, effective immediately until further notice, it is lawful to use a maximum of 100 hagfish pots per permit. Pots may be fished individually or on a common ground line.

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