WSR 08-15-089

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-173 -- Filed July 17, 2008, 8:58 a.m. , effective August 17, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to comply with federal fishing regulations adopted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on December 29, 2006, 71 F.R. 78638. The intent of this rule is to set a state lingcod season date that conforms to the federal regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-250.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-12-092 on June 4, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 17, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director

OTS-1695.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-39, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04)

WAC 220-56-250   Lingcod -- Areas and seasons.   It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess lingcod for personal use except during the seasons and within the areas herein provided:

(1) Coastal area:

(a) Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 3 - the Saturday closest to March 16 through the ((Sunday)) Saturday closest to October 15((,));

(b) Catch Record Card Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - April 16 through October 15, or the ((Sunday)) Saturday closest to October 15 if that ((Sunday)) Saturday is previous to October 15, whichever is earlier((,)); and

(c) Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - April 16 through October 15.

(2) Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 - May 1 through June 15 by angling, and May 21 through June 15 by spear fishing.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-250, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-250, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-17-016 (Order 00-139), 220-56-250, filed 8/3/00, effective 9/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-250, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-250, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-250, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-10-032 (Order 89-26), 220-56-250, filed 4/27/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-250, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-250, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-250, filed 3/18/82; 80-07-017 (Order 80-45), 220-56-250, filed 6/11/80; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-250, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]

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