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WAC 220-69-241

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Duties of commercial fishers.

(1) It is unlawful for a fisher who does not possess a valid wholesale dealer's license or a direct retail endorsement to:
(a) Sell fish or shellfish to a consumer, restaurant, or other retail outlet;
(b) Donate fish or shellfish that have not been previously delivered to an original receiver to a nonprofit or other organization; and
(c) Place, or attempt to place, into interstate commerce any fish or shellfish previously landed in Washington state, or caught or harvested from the territorial waters of Washington state.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.620, Engaging in fish dealing activity—Unlicensed—Penalty.
(3) It is unlawful for fishers engaging in activities described in subsection (1) of this section to fail to immediately, completely, accurately, and legibly prepare the appropriate state of Washington fish receiving ticket in the fisher's own name for each delivery of fish or shellfish. The fish receiving ticket must show the total of all fish and shellfish aboard the harvesting vessel upon delivery. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630, Unlawful fish and shellfish catch accounting—Penalty.
(4) It is unlawful for a fisher selling at retail to fail to complete the appropriate fish receiving ticket before offering fish or shellfish for retail sale, except a fisher may complete a fish receiving ticket with an estimated number or weight if the fisher offers the fish or shellfish for sale directly off the catcher vessel. After the retail activity is completed, the fisher who completed a fish receiving ticket with an estimated number or weight of fish or shellfish is required to complete a corrected fish receiving ticket with the actual number and weight of fish or shellfish sold at retail. A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630, Unlawful fish and shellfish catch accounting—Penalty.
(5) It is unlawful for a fisher offering fish or shellfish for retail sale to fail to maintain a sequentially numbered receipt book. The fisher must give each purchaser of fish or shellfish a receipt showing the number, weight, and value of fish or shellfish sold to that purchaser. The receipt book must contain a duplicate copy of the receipt given to the purchaser that remains with the receipt book. The fisher must retain the duplicate receipts for one year.
A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630, Unlawful fish and shellfish catch accounting—Penalty.
(6)(a) In the commercial geoduck fishery, it is unlawful for a vessel operator designated by the geoduck tract holder to fail to be present at all times on each vessel commercially harvesting geoducks or having commercially harvested geoducks aboard.
(b) For each day's harvest of geoducks from each tract, it is unlawful for the designated operator to fail to completely, legibly and accurately enter the following information on a fish receiving ticket before leaving the department of natural resources geoduck harvest tract:
(i) Enter in the "dealer's use" column the number of cages of geoducks harvested;
(ii) Write the harvest vessel name, its Washington department of fish and wildlife identification number, and the date across the top of the fish receiving ticket directly below the tear strip; and
(iii) Sign the fish receiving ticket as the fisher.
(7) A violation of subsection (6) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.630, Unlawful fish and shellfish catch accounting—Penalty.
(8)(a) It is unlawful for operators of commercial fishing vessels catching forage fish for the purposes of using them as bait to fail to accurately report those harvests on a state of Washington fish receiving ticket along with the target fish or shellfish when those fish or shellfish are delivered to an original receiver.
(b) A violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.560.
(9)(a) It is unlawful for an operator of a commercial fishing vessel to allow the distribution or transfer of forage fish for monetary consideration from the nets or other holding devices under his or her control to anyone other than a licensed wholesale fish dealer unless the operator of the commercial fishing vessel:
(i) Possesses a wholesale fish dealers license; and
(ii) Completes a fish receiving ticket for those transfers.
(b) A violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.630, Unlawful fish and shellfish catch accounting—Penalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-02-013 (Order 13-304), § 220-69-241, filed 12/19/13, effective 1/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-23-001 (Order 07-278), § 220-69-241, filed 11/7/07, effective 12/8/07; WSR 04-17-096 (Order 04-210), § 220-69-241, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; WSR 04-05-028 (Order 04-20), § 220-69-241, filed 2/10/04, effective 3/12/04; WSR 03-05-059 (Order 03-32), § 220-69-241, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 00-01-145 (Order 99-221), § 220-69-241, filed 12/20/99, effective 1/20/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.58.040. WSR 86-19-043 (Order 86-102), § 220-69-241, filed 9/12/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 83-24-049 (Order 83-203), § 220-69-241, filed 12/2/83; WSR 81-11-006 (Order 81-31), § 220-69-241, filed 5/11/81; WSR 81-03-032 (Order 81-6), § 220-69-241, filed 1/13/81; Order 76-153, § 220-69-241, filed 12/17/76.]