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WAC 16-585-005

Marketing order for Puget Sound gillnet salmon—Policy statement.

(1) The marketing of Puget Sound gillnet salmon within this state is in the public interest. It is vital to the continued economic well-being of the citizens of this state and their general welfare that Puget Sound gillnet salmon be properly promoted by:
(a) Enabling producers of Puget Sound gillnet salmon to help themselves in establishing orderly, fair, sound, efficient, and unhampered marketing, grading, and standardizing of the Puget Sound gillnet salmon they produce; and
(b) Working towards stabilizing the agricultural industry by increasing consumption of Puget Sound gillnet salmon within the state, the nation, and internationally.
(2) That it is in the overriding public interest that support for the Puget Sound gillnet salmon industry be clearly expressed, that adequate protection be given to the industry and its activities and operations, and that Puget Sound gillnet salmon be promoted individually and as part of a comprehensive agricultural industry to:
(a) Enhance the reputation and image of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(b) Increase the sale and use of Puget Sound gillnet salmon in local, domestic, and foreign markets.
(c) Protect the public by educating the public in reference to the quality, care, and methods used in the production of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(d) Increase the knowledge of the health-giving qualities and dietetic value of Puget Sound gillnet salmon and products.
(e) Support and engage in programs or activities that benefit the production, harvesting, handling, processing, marketing, and uses of Puget Sound gillnet salmon produced in Washington state.
(3) The director is authorized to implement, administer, and enforce chapter 15.65 RCW through the adoption of this marketing order.
(4) The Washington state Puget Sound salmon commodity board exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy, and with oversight by the director, the board is authorized to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to Puget Sound gillnet salmon under the provisions of this marketing order.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-13-008, § 16-585-005, filed 6/3/05, effective 7/4/05.]
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