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language (CR-103)
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: DFW330322

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW330322
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Statewide
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
P. 16 of Sport Fishing Pamphlet, in the Tackle "box" and last paragraph states, "It is unlawful to possess a fish taken from freshwater that was not hooked inside the mouth or on the head. The head is defined as any portion forward of the rear margin of the gill plate."
New Rule Proposal:
It is unlawful to possess a fish taken from freshwater that was not hooked inside the mouth or on the head, unless otherwise specified. The head is defined as any portion forward of the rear margin of the gill plate.
Why the change is needed:
Agency allows gears other than a fishing pole and hook in some areas. For example, bow fishing and spear fishing.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
John Whalen and Bill Baker
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They brought this issue to my attention. I agreed and offered to put forth the proposal for a rule change.
Submitted by: ASHBROOK, CHARMANE E — ,

Date submitted: 06/13/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW330322

Don't move forward at this time. Evaluate Northern Pike control efforts and assess if spear fishing and bow and arrow fishing are appropriate.


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