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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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

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Reference ID: DFW231760

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW231760
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
Stream fishing regulations for trout in part of the State are still in the wrong format.
New Rule Proposal:
Stream fishing regulations for trout in the remainder of the State need to be converted to the proper format.
Why the change is needed:
Stream fishing regulations for trout in the remainder of the State need to be converted from an OPEN UNLESS CLOSED format to a CLOSED UNLESS OPEN format. This change has already been implemented for all tributaries to the Puget Sound Basin, for tributaries to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and for all Washington Coastal streams. This conversion needs to be completed Statewide.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Submitted by: WRIGHT, SAM G — OLYMPIA, WA

Date submitted: 05/06/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW231760

WDFW agrees this needs to occur and will consider for next year. WDFW will not do it this year because of the necessary preparation time and existing workload.

Online Public Comments    (0 comments)

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