FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: August 12, 2008, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62100D and 232-28-62100E; and amending WAC 232-28-621.
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: Catch rates in Area 9 were less than projected and additional hatchery chinook are available for harvest while staying below preseason ESA impact guidelines and without exceeding the 7,000 fish quota for Area 9 and 10. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 11, 2008.
for Jeff Koenings
(a) Salmon fishing open year-round from the Edmonds fishing pier. Daily limit 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a Chinook, release chum.
(b) Effective immediately until further notice - All other waters of Area 9 open until further notice, daily limit 2 salmon, except release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook. Closed south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 12, 2008:
|WAC 232-28-62100D||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Puget Sound salmon seasons -- 2008 North of Falcon. (08-193)|
|WAC 232-28-62100E||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Puget Sound salmon seasons -- 2008 North of Falcon.|