FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: June 5, 2011, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-25500E; and amending WAC 220-56-255.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.
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: There is sufficient halibut quota remaining in Marine Area 1 to allow the fishery to remain open through June 4, 2011. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 27, 2011.
for Philip Anderson
(1) Catch Record Card Area 1 - Closed.
(2) Catch Record Card Area 2 - Closed.
(i) Catch Record Card Area 2 (Northern Nearshore fishery) Those waters from 47 º31.70'N. latitude south to 46º58.00'N latitude and east of a line approximating the 30 fathom depth contour as defined by the following coordinates, open seven days per week until further notice:
47 º 31.70 N. lat, 124 º 37.03 W. long
47 º 25.67 N. lat, 124 º 34.79 W. long
47 º 12.82 N. lat, 124 º 29.12 W. long
46 º 58.00 N. lat, 124 º 24.24 W. long
(ii) Lingcod may be taken, retained and possessed seaward of the 30 fathom line on any day open to the primary halibut fishery as described in (2) above.
(3) Catch Record Card Areas 3 and 4 - Closed
(4) Catch Record Card Area 5 - Open through June 18, 2011, Thursdays through Saturdays only.
(5) Catch Record Card Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 - Closed.
(6) Daily limit one halibut, no minimum size limit. The possession limit is two daily limits of halibut in any form, except the possession limit aboard the fishing vessel is one daily limit.
(7) All other permanent rules remain in effect.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 5, 2011:
|WAC 220-56-25500E||Halibut -- Seasons -- Daily and possession limits. (11-110)|