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WAC 220-352-020

When state of Washington fish receiving tickets are required.

(1) Wholesale fish buyers must complete a state of Washington fish receiving ticket for:
(a) All fish and shellfish delivered in the state of Washington. This includes fish or shellfish transported into Washington from another state, territory, or country as well as fish or shellfish landed or harvested in Washington and delivered into interstate or foreign commerce. Additionally, any other fish or shellfish landed by the fisher and not delivered to the buyer, such as weigh-back, zero-value product, or take-home, must also be recorded on a fish receiving ticket.
(b) Raw fish and shellfish that are transported into the state of Washington after being previously delivered in another state, territory, or country must be recorded using an import ticket.
(c) Purchase of fish or shellfish from a fisher who is also a dealer, if the fisher/dealer has not previously completed a fish receiving ticket or has not provided a copy of the fish receiving ticket or ticket number as proof.
(2) State of Washington fish receiving tickets are required for retail sales offered under a limited fish seller endorsement (WAC 220-352-250).
(3) A fish broker must comply with subsection (1) of this section unless receiving raw or frozen fish or shellfish that:
(a) Never enter into the state;
(b) Are in transit through the state of Washington and no storage, handling, processing, or repackaging occurs within the state; or
(c) Have been previously documented on a state of Washington fish receiving ticket.
(4) If a fisher wishes to donate fish or shellfish to a nonprofit or other organization but does not possess a valid wholesale fish buyer or a limited fish seller endorsement, they must deliver to an original receiver who must report the fish or shellfish on a fish receiving ticket.
(5) Fishers must ensure that a fish receiving ticket is completed for any forage fish that are:
(a) Transferred at sea to another vessel.
(b) Caught for use as bait by the catching vessel and not transferred to another vessel or an original receiver.
(6) Fish receiving tickets are not required for the following transactions:
(a) Fish or shellfish purchased from holders of a wholesale fish buyer or limited fish seller endorsement provided that the receiver or buyer complies with the recordkeeping requirements under RCW 77.15.568 and retains this information with the fish or shellfish.
(b) Fish or shellfish purchased at retail.
(c) Fresh or frozen fish or shellfish that are in transit through the state of Washington, if no storage, handling, processing, or repackaging occurs within the state.
(d) Private sector cultured aquatic products.
(e) Processed fish or shellfish except frozen fish or shellfish not previously delivered in another state, territory or country.
(f) Any importation of fish that are not classified food fish under WAC 220-300-370 or importation of shellfish that are not classified shellfish under WAC 220-370-010.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-352-020, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-352-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 07-23-001 (Order 07-278), § 220-69-215, filed 11/7/07, effective 12/8/07; WSR 04-17-096 (Order 04-210), § 220-69-215, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), § 220-69-215, filed 5/10/85; WSR 83-24-049 (Order 83-203), § 220-69-215, filed 12/2/83; Order 76-153, § 220-69-215, filed 12/17/76.]
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