FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 21-80—Filed May 26, 2021, 5:16 p.m., effective May 28, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: May 28, 2021.
Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule is to modify recreational salmon seasons in Marine Areas 8-2 and 10.
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 necessary to modify salmon seasons in Marine Areas 8-2 and 10 to conform to seasons agreed to with comanagers during the 2021 North of Falcon season-setting process. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 26, 2021.
WAC 220-313-06000BPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
The following provisions of WAC 220-313-060 regarding salmon seasons for Marine Area 10 and the section of Marine Area 8-2 known as the Tulalip Terminal Area as defined below shall be modified during the dates and as described below. All other provisions of WAC 220-313-060 not addressed herein, or unless otherwise amended by emergency rule, remain in effect:
1. Catch Record Card Area 8-2; the Tulalip Terminal Area:
(a) Tulalip Terminal Area is defined as: Waters west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point and not including waters east of a line drawn from Mission Point to Hermosa Point.
(b) Effective May 28 through September 6, 2021: Salmon: Open from 12:00 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday of each week, only; except closed the day of June 5, 2021. Daily limit 2.
2. Catch Record Card Area 10: Effective June 1 through June 15: Salmon: Closed.