WSR 17-17-083
[Filed August 16, 2017, 3:06 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department needs to adopt a permanent rule to clarify the limits around keeping salmon for personal use during an open commercial salmon fishery.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.12.240, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.32.090, and 77.32.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule is to allow commercial fishermen to take home a daily limit of three salmon for personal use during commercial salmon fishing activity. The rule is needed to clarify limits for salmon taken for personal use during an open commercial salmon fishery.
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, P.O. Box 43200, phone 360-902-2403, fax 360-902-2155, TTY 800-833-6388, email, web site
August 16, 2017
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator