WSR 07-18-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-190 -- Filed August 22, 2007, 2:26 p.m. , effective August 22, 2007, 2:26 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-47-40100B; and amending WAC 220-47-401.

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: Harvestable numbers of pink salmon are available for a reef net fishery in Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 22, 2007.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-47-40100C   Reef net open periods.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-47-401, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with reef net gear for commercial purposes in Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas, during the periods provided for in each area:

(1)
AREA TIME DATES
7 5 AM - 9 PM 8/23
5 AM - 9 PM 8/24
5 AM - 12 noon 8/25

(a) It is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon taken with reef net gear at all times, and it is unlawful to retain sockeye, chum or wild coho.

(2)
AREA TIME DATES
7, 7A 7 AM - 7 PM Daily 9/16 - 11/17

(a) It is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon taken with reef net gear at all times, and it is unlawful to retain chum or wild coho salmon taken with reef net gear prior to September 30.

(3) All other saltwater and freshwater areas - closed.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-47-40100B Reef net open periods.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office