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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW066592

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW066592
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
Rule to Change:
Gray's Harbor Control Zone
New Rule Proposal:
Eliminate the Grays Harbor control zone and let fishermen fish as long as area 2 is open
Why the change is needed:
With the price of everything going through the roof and people struggling to make ends meet it is important to increase near shore fish catching opportunities. Gas is very expensive running 10, 20 miles off shore to catch fish is becoming financially impossible for many people who love to fish. Never mind the gas to get from the major metropolitan areas to Westport to begin with. This area was open to fishing opportunity for years before somebody decided to close it. The world is changing if you wish to keep selling licenses you have to face the realities of life today.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given

Date submitted: 05/01/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW066592

Reasons not recommended for further consideration

    Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process
    This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.

    Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.

Online Public Comments    (1 comments)

LANIER, KEVIN   September 21, 2012
Even though this subject is not being considered i would like to comment. The defining of a marine area is still the descresion of the state. This Area is in area 2 and should be consider as such. The submitter is completely correct and just because something was put in place for a temporary protection measure it should not become the "Rule" for years to come. Ocean area opportunities are limited to the small boat fisherman and this is a safe area for them to fish