WSR 17-07-016
[Filed March 6, 2017, 3:41 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes to Washington state department of fish and wildlife's (WDFW) recreational rules regarding possession and delivery of Canadian-based food fish and shellfish.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department needs to clarify the process for anglers who catch Canadian-based food fish and shellfish and land their catch in Washington state ports. The proposed change to the rule will make it easier for anglers to obtain a valid Canadian custom clearance number.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Scott Bird, WDFW Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, email Contact by April 20, 2017. Expected proposal filing on or after May 5, 2017.
March 5, 2017
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator