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WAC 220-352-170

Charter stampsCharter boat and guide operator issuance duties.

It is unlawful for a charter boat or guide operator to fail to comply with the charter stamp validation requirements as provided for in this section.
(1) Before any fishing commences, the charter boat or guide operator shall write the validation date across every charter stamp issued to a client in ink. The validation date is the first day on which a client may fish for, harvest or possess fish, shellfish, or seaweed.
(2)(a) Each failure to validate a charter boat stamp is punishable as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160, so long as the charter boat or guide operator has not committed prior infractions under this subsection in the same calendar year involving a cumulative stamp value of more than one hundred fifty dollars.
(b) Each failure to validate a charter boat stamp is punishable as a gross misdemeanor under RCW 77.15.813 when the charter boat or guide operator has previously committed infractions under (a) of this subsection in the same calendar year involving a cumulative value of more than one hundred fifty dollars.
[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 § 220-352-170, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 17-01-054 (Order 16-327), § 220-69-23801, filed 12/14/16, effective 1/14/17.]
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