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PDFWAC 220-352-315

Columbia River salmon, sturgeon, and smeltAdditional reporting requirements.

During any Columbia River fishery opening that is designated by rule as "quick reporting required":
(1) An original receiver must report all purchases of salmon, sturgeon, or smelt made (wholesale buyer) or offered for retail sale (limited fish seller) on the previous calendar day.
(2) The report must include the following:
(a) The wholesale fish buyer or limited fish seller name and purchasing location;
(b) Date of purchase;
(c) Each fish receiving ticket number, including the first alphanumeric letter, used on the purchasing date; and
(d) The following catch data for each fish ticket used: The total number of days fished, gear, catch area, species, number, and total weight for each species purchased and all take home fish not purchased (wholesale fish buyer) or sold (limited fish seller).
(3) When quick reporting is required, the original receiver must submit the report within 5, 8, 12, or 24 hours of closure of the designated fishery unless otherwise specified in a voluntary electronic fish receiving ticket agreement (WAC 220-352-035(3)).
(a) The department establishes the time frame for submitting reports at the time of adoption of the quick reporting fishery. Adoption and communication of the quick reporting regulations for a given fishery occurs in conjunction with the adoption of the fishery through the Columbia River Compact.
(b) Submission of a report is not complete until the report arrives at the designated department location. Reports can be made via fax at 360-906-6776 or 360-906-6777; via email at; or via phone at 1- 866-791-1281.
(4) Faxing or reporting electronically in portable document format (PDF) a copy of each fish receiving ticket used, within the previously indicated time frames specified per area, satisfies the quick reporting requirement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-052 (Order 18-92), § 220-352-315, filed 5/10/18, effective 6/10/18.]
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