FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 21-122—Filed July 16, 2021, 12:16 p.m., effective July 17, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: July 17, 2020 .
Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule is to close recreational salmon fishing in the Tulalip Terminal Area.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-313-06000B; and 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: The Tulalip Terminal Fishing Area (Tulalip Bubble) will temporarily close at 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, until further notice. The Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) and comanagers have increased broodstock objectives for hatchery programs within the Snohomish Watershed. Actual returns to date to the Bernie Gobin Hatchery are lower than expected, therefore, WDFW and comanagers determined that it is necessary to close fisheries in the near terminal area until broodstock requirements have been fulfilled. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 16, 2021.
WAC 220-313-06000GPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Effective July 17, 2021, until further notice, the following provisions of WAC 220-313-060 regarding salmon seasons for the section of Marine Area 8-2 known as the Tulalip Terminal Area as defined below shall be as described below. All other provisions of WAC 220-313-060 not addressed herein, or unless otherwise amended by emergency rule, remain in effect:
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) Salmon: Closed
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective July 17, 2021:
Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits. (21-80)