FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-290—Filed November 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m., effective November 18, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: November 18, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational salmon fishing rules for Marine Area 12.
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 closes all recreational salmon angling in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone and require[s] release of chum in the rest of Marine Area 12. Hatchery returns are below projections. This conservation measure is necessary to ensure that hatchery broodstock goals are met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 15, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-313-06000PPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-313-060, effective November 18 until further notice:
Catch Record Card Area 12:
a) Entire area except the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone: Release chum.
b) Hoodsport Hatchery Zone (waters within a 2,000 foot arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek): Closed.