FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-324—Filed November 15, 2018, 11:48 a.m., effective November 17, 2018, 6:00 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: November 17, 2018, 6:00 a.m.
Purpose: Amends nontreaty gillnet rules for [Areas] 12, 12B, 12C.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-354-16000N; and amending WAC 220-354-160.
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: After reviewing catches to date, comanagers agreed to open an additional day of commercial gillnet fishing in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 12, 12B and 12C to harvest the remaining nontreaty share. This rule is needed to open [Areas] 12, 12B, and 12C for an additional day to commercial gillnet fishing. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 15, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-16000QPuget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-354-160, it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas except during the periods set forth in this section, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:
12, 12B, 12C
Open 6 AM 11/17 – 6 PM 11/17
Closed 11/18/2018 until further notice
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6 AM November 17, 2018:
Puget Sound salmon—Gillnet—Open periods. (18-319)