FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 20-191—Filed September 14, 2020, 12:53 p.m., effective September 14, 2020, 12:53 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule is open commercial reef net fisheries in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealed WAC 220-354-18000N; and amending WAC 220-354-180.
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 rule is necessary to open commercial reef net fisheries in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Area 7. The Fraser River Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission relinquished its annual regulatory control of Marine Area 7 on September 12. This rule opens state commercial salmon fisheries that were planned to occur as soon as Fraser Panel management concluded for the year.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 14, 2020.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-354-18000NPuget Sound salmon—Reef net open periods.
Effective immediately through September 19, 2020, pursuant to RCW 34.05.350
, the following provision of WAC 220-354-180 regarding Puget Sound commercial salmon reef net open areas and periods shall be as described below. All other provisions of WAC 220-354-180 not addressed herein, and unless otherwise amended remain in effect:
It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with reef net gear for commercial purposes in Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas, during the periods provided for in each respective area:
5 AM - 9 PM Daily
immediately - 9/19
The following section of Washington Administrative code is repealed effective September 20, 2020:
Puget Sound salmon—Reef net open periods. (20-191)
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040