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RCW 77.15.565 Wholesale fish buyer a limited fish sellerAccounting of commercial harvestPenalties.
Since violation of the rules of the department relating to the accounting of the commercial harvest of fish and shellfish results in damage to the resources of the state, liability for damage to fish and shellfish resources is imposed on a wholesale fish buyer or a limited fish seller for violation of a provision in chapters 77.65 and 77.70 RCW or a rule of the department related to the accounting of the commercial harvest of fish and shellfish and shall be for the actual damages or for damages imposed as follows:
(1) For violation of rules requiring the timely presentation to the department of documents relating to the accounting of commercial harvest, fifty dollars for each of the first fifteen documents in a series and ten dollars for each subsequent document in the same series. If documents relating to the accounting of commercial harvest of fish and shellfish are lost or destroyed and the wholesale fish buyer or limited fish seller notifies the department in writing within seven days of the loss or destruction, the director shall waive the requirement for timely presentation of the documents.
(2) For violation of rules requiring accurate and legible information relating to species, value, harvest area, or amount of harvest, twenty-five dollars for each of the first five violations of this subsection per calendar year, and fifty dollars for each violation after the first five violations.
(3) For violations of rules requiring certain signatures, fifty dollars for each of the first two violations and one hundred dollars for each subsequent violation. For the purposes of this subsection, each signature is a separate requirement.
(4) For other violations of rules relating to the accounting of the commercial harvest, fifty dollars for each separate violation.
NOTES:
FindingIntentEffective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 8: See notes following RCW 77.08.010.
FindingEffective date2002 c 301: See notes following RCW 77.65.510.
IntentEffective date1996 c 267: See notes following RCW 77.12.177.
Wholesale fish buyers and limited fish sellersDocumentation of commercial harvest: RCW 77.65.310.
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