FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-160—Filed July 13, 2018, 2:38 p.m., effective July 13, 2018, 2:38 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Marine Area 11.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-313-060.
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: This emergency rule is needed because preliminary estimates indicate that under the current daily catch rates, the harvest quota will be exceeded prior to the September 30 season closure. The salmon fishery is being partly closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 13, 2018.
WAC 220-313-06000RPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, the following rules apply:
Catch Record Card Area 11: Anglers may not fish for or retain salmon from a vessel Tuesdays through Thursdays each week.