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WAC 220-352-035

Requirement to prepare fish receiving ticket forms completely and accurately—Determining the appropriate form.

(1) Receivers must completely, accurately, and legibly prepare fish receiving tickets using a department-approved electronic or department-supplied paper form, as further specified in this section.
(2) Receivers must use an electronic fish receiving ticket form for the following:
(a) Deliveries from vessels fishing under the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and related regulations under 50 C.F.R., Part 660. This requirement includes deliveries from research vessels but excludes deliveries of groundfish made under the trip limits for salmon troll and pink shrimp trawl vessels.
(b) Deliveries from directed commercial halibut vessels fishing under 50 C.F.R., Part 300 or vessels conducting research surveys for the International Pacific Halibut Commission if not previously delivered in another jurisdiction.
(c) Deliveries of groundfish harvested from the offshore waters off Alaska or British Columbia if not previously delivered in another jurisdiction.
(3) Receivers not required to report under subsection (2) of this section may report using electronic fish receiving ticket forms if they enter into an electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreement with the department.
(a) The department reserves the discretion to limit the use of electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreements based on species, gears, areas, times, or other factors.
(b) Electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreements will identify how to access the appropriate electronic forms and may include terms and conditions related to the timing and manner of completion and submittal.
(c) Receivers may not submit paper fish receiving tickets for deliveries covered by an electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreement.
(d) The department or receiver may terminate an electronic fish receiving ticket reporting agreement with thirty days notice to the other party.
(e) A receiver who fails to comply with the terms of the electronic fish receiving ticket agreement commits a violation of this chapter.
(4) A receiver that is not required or authorized by agreement to use electronic fish receiving ticket forms must report using the appropriate paper form. There are separate forms for nontreaty troll fish, marine fish, shellfish, and Puget Sound salmon; and separate forms for treaty fish and treaty shellfish.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-352-035, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18.]
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