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WAC 220-52-075

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Shellfish harvest logs.

(1) It is unlawful for any vessel operator engaged in the commercial harvest of crawfish, sea cucumber, sea urchin, scallop, shrimp other than ocean pink shrimp, or squid to fail to obtain and accurately maintain the appropriate harvest log available from the Washington department of fish and wildlife. It is unlawful for any license holder engaged in commercial sand shrimp fishing or operator of mechanical clam digging device to fail to obtain and accurately maintain the appropriate harvest log available from the Washington department of fish and wildlife.
(2) It is unlawful for any harvest vessel operator or license holder engaged in harvest as described in subsection (1) of this section, to fail to maintain the required harvest log: Aboard the vessel; at the harvest site; when crawfish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, shrimp other than ocean pink shrimp, squid, scallops, clams, or sand shrimp are aboard during transit of a harvest vessel; or are in possession of the license holder.
(3) It is unlawful for the vessel operator or license holder, engaged in harvest as described in subsection (1) of this section, to fail to submit harvest logs for inspection upon request by department of fish and wildlife officers or authorized employees.
(4) It is unlawful for any vessel operator or license holder, engaged in harvest as described in subsection (1) of this section, to fail to comply with the following methods of logbook submittal and time frames related to harvest logbook submittal:
(a) Within ten days following any calendar month in which fishing occurred, required completed harvest logs must be received by the department; however, vessel operators or license holders may submit logs directly to authorized department employees.
(b) Vessel operators or license holders responsible for submitting logs to the department, as described in subsection (1) of this section, must maintain a copy of all submitted logs for a period of three years following the harvest activity. Copies of harvest logs, which are required to be maintained, must be available for inspection upon request by department of fish and wildlife officers and authorized employees.
(c) Original harvest logs must be maintained and submitted in ascending consecutive order of log serial number.
(5) It is unlawful for any vessel operator or license holder, engaged in harvest as described in subsection (1) of this section, to fail to send completed harvest logs to the appropriate following mailing address, except as provided for in subsection (4)(a) of this section.
For Shrimp Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: SHRIMP HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory
1000 Point Whitney Road
Brinnon, WA 98320-9799.
For Crawfish Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: FISH PROGRAM - CRAWFISH HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
For Sea Urchin and Sea Cucumber Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: FISH PROGRAM - SEA URCHIN/SEA CUCUMBER HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
For Clam (harvest with mechanical digging devices) Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: FISH PROGRAM - GEODUCK HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
For Scallop Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: FISH PROGRAM - SCALLOP HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
For Squid Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: FISH PROGRAM - SQUID HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
For Coastal Sand Shrimp Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: SAND SHRIMP HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 190
Ocean Park, WA 98640-0190.
For Puget Sound Sand Shrimp Harvest Logbooks:
ATTN: SAND SHRIMP HARVEST MANAGER
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 1100
LaConner, WA 98257.
(6) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of shrimp (other than Puget Sound shrimp or sand shrimp) or crawfish with shellfish pot or ring net gear to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before leaving the catch area where harvest occurred, record the vessel Washington department of fish and wildlife boat registration number, number of pots or ring nets pulled, date pulled, soak time, and gear location; and
(b) Immediately after delivery of shellfish to an original receiver, record the weight of all shellfish.
(7) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of shrimp (other than ocean pink shrimp) with beam trawl or shrimp trawl gear, to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink onto the department-supplied harvest log, the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before commencing a new tow or prior to leaving the site where the catch was taken, record the vessel identity, current date of fishing activity, location fished, trawl width, Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area fished, depth fished, latitude and longitude to the nearest hundredth of a minute at the beginning of each tow, tow speed, duration of tow, and estimated weight of shrimp of each species caught for each tow.
(b) Immediately after delivery of shrimp to an original receiver, or before leaving the last catch site of the day if the operator holds a wholesale fish dealer's license and is the original receiver, record the fish receiving ticket serial number.
(8) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of sea urchins or sea cucumbers to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before leaving the harvest site, record the vessel identity, date, Marine Fish-Shellfish Catch Reporting Area fished, location fished, depth fished, latitude and longitude to the nearest tenth of a minute or to the nearest second, and the approximate weight in pounds of sea urchins or sea cucumbers harvested.
(b) Upon landing or delivery to an original receiver, the exact weight of sea urchins, as recorded on the shellfish receiving ticket, must be recorded.
(c) Upon landing or delivery to an original receiver, the exact weight of sea cucumbers, as recorded on the shellfish receiving ticket, and whether or not prelanded processing occurred ("whole-live" or "split-drained"), must be recorded.
(9) It is unlawful for license holders engaged in commercial harvest of clams with mechanical digging devices to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before the end of each day's fishing and departure from the harvest grounds, record the vessel identity if a harvest vessel is used in harvest operation, exact location by latitude and longitude to the nearest thousandths of a minute (recorded in WGS 84 datum), and date of harvest.
(b) Weight by each clam species in pounds upon landing or delivery to an original receiver.
(c) Weight in pounds of each clam species caught and returned to the harvest grounds.
(10) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of scallops to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before leaving the location where the catch was taken, record the vessel identity, date, location, and duration of harvest and estimated weight in pounds and species of scallops caught for each tow or dive hour.
(b) Upon landing or delivery to an original receiver, the exact weight in pounds, as recorded on the shellfish receiving ticket, and species of harvested scallops.
(11) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of squid, except when taken incidental to any other lawful fishery, to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Before leaving the Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area where taken, the vessel's Washington department of fish and wildlife boat registration number, gear type, catch area, starting and ending time of fishing, and numbers of other species caught and returned.
(b) Weight in pounds of squid upon landing or delivery to an original receiver.
(12) It is unlawful for license holders engaged in commercial harvest of sand shrimp, except when taken incidental to other lawful fishery, to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Prior to leaving the harvest site, the location or identification number of the harvest tract, date of harvest, number of trenches pumped, average length and width of trenches (yards), total number of sand shrimp retained (dozens).
(b) At the time of delivery to an original receiver, total number of sand shrimp sold (dozens), and the name of the sand shrimp buyer.
(13) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of shrimp (other than sand shrimp), using shellfish pot gear in Puget Sound, to fail to permanently and legibly record in ink onto the department-supplied harvest logs, the following information within the following time frames:
(a) Prior to leaving the harvest site, the vessel's Washington department of fish and wildlife boat registration number, date, number of pots pulled, pot mesh size, depth fished, soak time, gear location (including latitude and longitude to the nearest hundredth of a minute), species targeted, and weight(s) in pounds of catch. A separate weight for each species caught and retained must be recorded. When single pots are fished an entry is required for each pot site. When two or more pots are fished on a common ground line the catch site must be recorded at the location of the last pot on the ground line that is pulled.
(b) Immediately after delivery of shrimp to an original receiver, or before leaving the last catch site of the day if the operator holds a wholesale fish dealer's license and is the original receiver, record the fish receiving ticket serial number.
(14) It is unlawful for vessel operators engaged in commercial harvest of shrimp from Puget Sound with shellfish pot gear to fail to report their daily catch by telephone before leaving the last catch site fished each day, in the following manner:
(a) For harvest in Shrimp Management Areas 1A, 1B, 1C, or 2, reports must be made to the voice recorder at the La Conner district office: 360-446-4345 ext 245.
(b) For harvest in Shrimp Management Areas 3, 4, or 6, reports must be made to the voice recorder at the Point Whitney shellfish laboratory: 360-796-4601 ext 800.
(c) All reports must specify the fisher's name, estimated total number of pounds of each shrimp species in possession, number of pots fished, number of pot pulls (pots multiplied by pulls), the Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area where shrimp were harvested, and the port or name of vessel where the catch will be landed or sold.
(15) Violation of this section as it relates to failing to report required information or failing to submit log books is punishable under RCW 77.15.280 reporting of fish or wildlife harvest. Violation of this section as it relates to knowingly providing false or misleading information is punishable under RCW 77.15.270, providing false information.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-21-083 (Order 07-256), § 220-52-075, filed 10/17/07, effective 11/17/07; WSR 03-05-064 (Order 03-28), § 220-52-075, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03; WSR 01-02-061 (Order 00-267), § 220-52-075, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01; WSR 01-02-057 (Order 00-262), § 220-52-075, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 00-05-054 (Order 00-17), § 220-52-075, filed 2/14/00, effective 3/16/00; WSR 97-08-052 (Order 97-55), § 220-52-075, filed 3/31/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), § 220-52-075, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; WSR 93-15-051, § 220-52-075, filed 7/14/93, effective 8/14/93; WSR 91-10-024 (Order 91-22), § 220-52-075, filed 4/23/91, effective 5/24/91; WSR 87-15-022 (Order 87-69), § 220-52-075, filed 7/8/87; WSR 87-02-013 (Order 86-199), § 220-52-075, filed 12/30/86; WSR 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), § 220-52-075, filed 3/27/84; WSR 83-09-014 (Order 83-24), § 220-52-075, filed 4/12/83; WSR 82-03-045 (Order 82-6), § 220-52-075, filed 1/19/82; WSR 81-11-006 (Order 81-31), § 220-52-075, filed 5/11/81; WSR 80-13-064 (Order 80-123), § 220-52-075, filed 9/17/80; WSR 79-12-039 (Order 79-129), § 220-52-075, filed 11/20/79; WSR 79-02-053 (Order 79-6), § 220-52-075, filed 1/30/79.]