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WAC 352-32-150

Fishing.

(1) For the purposes of this section, the following definition applies: Fish are defined as all marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species including all species of aquatic invertebrates.
(2) Except for those state park areas in which harvest has been prohibited pursuant to subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this section, all state park areas are open for the harvest of fish, subject to all laws, rules, and regulations of the state department of fish and wildlife relating to seasons, limits, and methods of harvest. The director or designee may develop or amend a memorandum of agreement with the state department of fish and wildlife to guide management of state park fishing areas.
(3) No person shall remove or cause to be removed any fish from any state park area except for food fish as defined by WAC 220-12-010, shellfish as defined by WAC 220-12-020, and game fish as defined by RCW 77.08.020 and WAC 232-12-019.
(4) The commission may, after consultation with the state department of fish and wildlife and local tribes, close state park areas to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.
(5) The director or designee may temporarily close any state park area to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Any such closure may be for only so long as is necessary to bring the issue before the commission at its next scheduled regular meeting. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.
(a) Prior to closing any park area pursuant to this subsection, the director or designee shall hold a public hearing in the general vicinity of the park area to be closed. Prior notice of the public hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity.
(b) In the event the director or designee determines that an immediate harvest closure is necessary to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff or park resources, the director or designee may take emergency action to close a park to the harvest of fish without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closures may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director or designee to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.
(6) A list of the state park areas closed pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section shall be maintained by the director or designee and be available to the public upon request.
(7) No person shall harvest or possess any fish from within a state park area posted as closed to harvest pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section, except as necessary for scientific research authorized in writing by state parks.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-150, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-150, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180(3). WSR 96-01-030, § 352-32-150, filed 12/11/95, effective 1/11/96; Order 19, § 352-32-150, filed 2/1/74; Order 9, § 352-32-150, filed 11/24/70.]
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