WSR 17-01-055
[Order 16-326—Filed December 14, 2016, 9:34 a.m., effective January 14, 2017]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to reduce the illicit seafood trade involving certain species of king crab that are imported and sold in Washington state and negatively impact the local crab market. The current list of classified shellfish species in rule does not include three species of king crab which make up a significant proportion of the Alaskan crab harvest, and are known to be involved in the illicit seafood trade. The amended rule will add these three shellfish species and broaden the agency's scope of regulatory authority to monitor and investigate the illicit seafood trade involving king crab.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-12-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 16-17-055 on August 12, 2016.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 11, 2016.
Brad Smith, Chair
Fish and Wildlife Commission
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-09-046, filed 4/13/12, effective 5/14/12)
WAC 220-12-020 ShellfishClassification.
The following species are classified as shellfish under RCW 77.12.047 and are subject to the provisions of this title:
Pinto abalone
Haliotis kamtschatkana
Blue mussel
Mytilus trossulus
California mussel
Mytilus californianus
Mediterranean mussel
Mytilus galloprovincialis
Pacific pink scallop
Chlamys rubida
Rock scallop
Crassadoma gigantea
Spiny scallop
Chlamys hastata
Weathervane scallop
Patinopecten caurinus
All macoma clams
Macoma spp.
Butter clam
Saxidomus giganteus
Common cockle
Clinocardium nuttallii
Panopea abrupta
Horse or Gaper clam
Tresus nuttallii,
Tresus capax
Mud or soft shell clam
Mya arenaria
Manila clam
Venerupis philippinarum
Zirfaea pilsbryi
Razor clam
Siliqua patula
Rock or native little neck
Leukoma staminea
Varnish clam
Nuttallia obscurata
All other marine clams existing in Washington in a wild state
All oysters
All squid
Sepiolida or Teuthida
Enteroctopus dolfleini
Goose barnacle
Pollicipes polymerus
Coonstripe shrimp
Pandalus danae
Coonstripe shrimp
Pandalus hypsinotus
Ghost or sand shrimp
Neotrypaea spp.
Humpy shrimp
Pandalus goniurus
Mud shrimp
Upogebia pugettensis
Ocean pink shrimp
Pandalus jordani
Pink shrimp
Pandalus eous
Sidestripe shrimp
Pandalopsis dispar
Spot shrimp
Pandalus platyceros
Dungeness or Pacific crab
Cancer magister
Red rock crab
Cancer productus
Tanner crab
Chionoecetes tanneri
King and box crab
Lopholithodes spp.
Blue king crab
Paralithodes platypus
Red king crab
Paralithodes camtschaticus
Golden king crab
Lithodes aequispinus
Pacifastacus sp.
Sea cucumber
Sea cucumber
Parastichopus californicus
Sea urchin
Green urchin
Red urchin
Purple urchin
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus