It is unlawful for any person to fail to comply with the catch record requirements as provided for in this section:
(1) In order to fish for or possess for personal use any Dungeness crab in Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, and in Catch Record Card Areas 5-13, an angler must obtain and have in his or her personal possession a valid and appropriate Puget Sound Dungeness crab catch record card as described in WAC 220-69-236
(2) In order to fish for or possess for personal use any anadromous salmon, sturgeon, halibut, or steelhead, an angler must obtain and have in his or her personal possession a valid and appropriate catch record card as described in WAC 220-69-236
. The only exception is for commercially caught salmon retained for personal use, as provided for in WAC 220-20-016
, and commercially caught sturgeon retained for personal use, as provided for in WAC 220-20-021
. Also, a catch record card is not required for landlocked steelhead or for salmon in waters designated as "landlocked salmon rules apply" in WAC 232-28-619
(3) To validate their catch record cards, anglers must completely, accurately, and legibly complete all personal identification information in ink on the catch record card before detaching the card from its underlying copy or, for automated licenses, affixing the appropriate validation sticker to the catch record card. A catch record card remains valid as long as there is one or more unfilled spaces available for the species being fished for, except:
(a) In the mainstem Columbia River downstream from where the river forms the common boundary between Oregon and Washington, a catch record card remains valid for catch-and-release sturgeon fishing when the sturgeon portion of the card is full.
(b) A person may not use a second or subsequent catch record card to retain sturgeon and wild steelhead after the first card is full.
(4) Immediately upon catching and possessing a salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut, anglers must enter, in ink, in the appropriate space on the card, the place, date of catch, and species (catch type). For sturgeon, anglers also must record the length of the fish; for halibut, anglers also must record the vessel type; and for salmon, anglers also must indicate whether or not the fish was marked.
(5) Immediately upon retaining a Puget Sound Dungeness crab aboard a vessel or on the shore, a fisher must enter, in ink, in the appropriate space on the Puget Sound Dungeness crab catch record card, the place and date of catch, the fishery type, and a tally mark for each Dungeness crab retained from each catch record card area fished. At the end of the fishing day, the fisher must enter the total number of crab tally marks for each fishery type.
(6)(a) Every person issued a catch record card must, by April 30 of the year after they used the card, return the card to the department of fish and wildlife. People issued a Puget Sound Dungeness crab catch record card must return the card to the Washington department of fish and wildlife or report the card information at the designated internet site by the dates indicated on the card.
(b) Effective December 1, 2009, and thereafter, failure to return a Dungeness crab catch record card or to report the Dungeness crab catch record card information at the designated internet site by the dates indicated on the card will result in a ten-dollar administrative fee. The administrative fee will be collected from anglers when they acquire a subsequent Puget Sound Dungeness crab endorsement.
(7) Any person possessing a catch record card must show the card to any law enforcement officer or authorized department employee who asks to inspect the card.
(8) A catch record card must not be transferred, borrowed, altered, or loaned to another person, unless pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill No. 6260, effective June 12, 2008.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 09-02-069 (Order 09-03), § 220-56-175, filed 1/6/09, effective 2/6/09; 08-07-003, § 220-56-175, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08; 07-09-042 (Order 07-59), § 220-56-175, filed 4/11/07, effective 5/12/07; 06-21-031 (Order 06-262), § 220-56-175, filed 10/9/06, effective 11/9/06; 06-13-023 (Order 06-135), § 220-56-175, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06; 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), § 220-56-175, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 04-10-033 (Order 04-91), § 220-56-175, filed 4/29/04, effective 5/30/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), § 220-56-175, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), § 220-56-175, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), § 220-56-175, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), § 220-56-175, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-17-066 (Order 99-125), § 220-56-175, filed 8/13/99, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), § 220-56-175, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, § 220-56-175, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), § 220-56-175, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), § 220-56-175, filed 2/4/88; 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), § 220-56-175, filed 5/10/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-175, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-023.]