(1) Gear requirements:
(a) It is unlawful to harvest smelt using dip bag net gear in Puget Sound.
(b) It is unlawful to operate dip bag net gear in the Puget Sound herring and anchovy fisheries that exceeds 18 square feet.
(c) It is unlawful to operate a dip net from a vessel under power, and it is unlawful to operate more than one dip net at one time.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.520, Commercial fishing—Unlawful gear or methods—Penalty.
(a) An anchovy dip bag net fishery license is required to operate dip bag net gear in the Puget Sound anchovy commercial fishery and allows the operator to retain anchovy.
(b) A herring dip bag net fishery license is required to operate dip bag net gear in the Puget Sound herring commercial fishery and allows the operator to retain herring.
(c) Failure to obtain the required license prior to operating dip bag net gear and retaining anchovy or herring is punishable under RCW 77.15.500, Commercial fishing without a license—Penalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012
, 77.04.013, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-15-006 (Order 14-157), § 220-49-013, filed 7/2/14, effective 8/2/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047
. WSR 02-08-026 (Order 02-66), § 220-49-013, filed 3/27/02, effective 4/27/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080
. WSR 98-05-043, § 220-49-013, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; WSR 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), § 220-49-013, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; Order 1105, § 220-49-013, filed 12/28/73.]