WSR 09-14-031

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed June 24, 2009, 9:42 a.m. , effective July 25, 2009 ]


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

Purpose: The quarterly submission of hagfish harvest logbooks has been required of all participants in the emerging commercial hagfish fishery since the fishery's inception in 2005. In 2007, the submission requirement was increased from quarterly to monthly, but the rule was not amended to reflect the change until now. The reason for the increased logbook submissions is that the department is going to monitor the fishery more closely.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-88E-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-09-094 on April 17, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1 [0], Amended 0 [1], Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 19, 2009.

Susan Yeager

for Miranda Wecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2290.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-245, filed 10/14/05, effective 11/14/05)

WAC 220-88E-040   Hagfish pot trial fishery -- Logbook required.   It is unlawful for a participant in the hagfish pot trial fishery to fail to ((complete the department-supplied logbook with all indicated entries. Logbook information is required to be submitted quarterly, and it is unlawful to fail to remit the information by April 15, July 15, October 15 or January 15 for the previous quarter, whether or not fishing activity occurred during that quarter)) maintain and submit a legible, accurate, and complete harvest log for all hagfish fishing activity. Logs will be submitted such that the department receives them no later than the tenth day following the end of each calendar month. Participants in the hagfish pot trial fishery must use a Hagfish Harvest Logbook provided by the department to record all of their hagfish fishing activity. Failure to submit logbook information may result in revocation of ((the)) a participant's hagfish pot trial fishery permit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-21-067 (Order 05-245), 220-88E-040, filed 10/14/05, effective 11/14/05.]

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