FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: March 6, 2013.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-62100S; and amending WAC 232-28-621.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.045, 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: Estimates indicate that the encounters of legal size chinook in Area 9 have exceeded the preseason expectations. This regulation reduces the retention of salmon in Area 9 to a daily limit of one in order to minimize encounters of legal-size hatchery and wild chinook, and to ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 4, 2013.
(1) Catch Record Card Area 9:
(a) Edmonds Fishing Pier - Open until further notice - Daily limit, 1 salmon.
(b) All other waters of Area 9 - Daily limit, 1 salmon. Release wild Chinook.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2013:
|WAC 232-28-62100S||Puget Sound salmon -- Saltwater seasons and daily limits.|