FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 22-166—Filed August 11, 2022, 4:33 p.m., effective August 12, 2022]
Effective Date of Rule: August 12, 2022.
Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule is to open salmon seasons in a portion of Catch Record Card Area 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: In-season test and fisheries catch information indicates that the expected Chinook return to the Green/Duwamish River is in line with the preseason predicted return. Comanagers agree that additional fishing opportunities would not compromise agreed-to management objectives or brood stocking goals. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 11, 2022.
Amy H. Windrope
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-313-06000GPuget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
Effective August 12 through 11:59 a.m., August 15, 2022, for Catch Record Card Area 10 the following provisions of WAC 220-313-060 regarding salmon seasons for the East Elliott Bay salmon fishery area as defined herein shall be modified during the times 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:
Catch Record Card Area 10: Waters of Elliott Bay between a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91 up to the mouth of the Duwamish River including Harbor Island (Duwamish Waterways):
(a) Daily limit 2.
(b) Chinook minimum size 22 inches.
(c) Release chum.