FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-52-040 and 220-52-046.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.04.020, and 77.70.430.
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 rule is necessary to avoid harvest of soft-shelled Dungeness crab. The weekly landing limit and period is necessary to mitigate handling mortality from sorting soft-shelled crab and is in conformity with the coastal Dungeness crab summer fishery management plan. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 14, 2010.
for Philip Anderson
(1) It is unlawful for any person licensed to fish under a Dungeness crab--coastal fishery license to possess or land crab in excess of 2,500 pounds taken during each of the following coastal crab accounting periods:
July 18 through July 24, 2010;
July 25 through July 31, 2010;
August 1 through August 7, 2010;
August 8 through August 14, 2010;
August 15 through August 21, 2010;
August 22 through August 28, 2010;
August 29 through September 4, 2010;
September 5 through September 11, 2010;
September 12 through September 15, 2010.
(2) Any crab taken prior to July 18, 2010, and not landed before 11:59 p.m. July 17, 2010, become part of the July 18 through July 24, 2010, accounting period catch.
(3) It is unlawful for any person taking crab under subsection (1) of this section to fish for crab during any accounting period while having on board any crab taken in a different accounting period.
(1) It is unlawful to place gear, fish for, or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the following areas from 8:00 a.m. August 1, 2010, through September 15, 2010: Those waters west of straight lines drawn in sequence from south to north between the following coordinates:
|(a) Washington - Oregon border||46°15.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(b) Seaview||46°20.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(c) Willapa Bay entrance||46°40.00'N 124°10.00'W|
|(d) N. Willapa Bay Spits||46°43.50'N 124°11.50'W|
|(e) Grayland||46°50.00'N 124°12.30'W|
|(f) Grays Harbor||46°54.70'N 124°16.00'W|
|(g) Ocean Shores||47°00.00'N 124°16.00'W|
|(h) Moclips||47°15.00'N 124°19.00'W|
|(i) Cape Elizabeth||47°20.00'N 124°25.00'W|
|(j) Raft River||47°27.00'N 124°28.60'W
(follow TD 41880 to waypoint # 11 N. Destruction Island)
|(k) N. Destruction Island||47°42.40'N 124°31.50'W|
|(l) Lapush||47°55.00'N 124°46.00'W|
|(m) Carol Island||48°00.00'N 124°49.50'W|
|(n) N. Lake Ozette||48°07.60'N 124°51.40'W|
|(o) Makah Bay||48°20.00'N 124°50.00'W|
|(p) Cape Flattery||Point on land|