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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: DFW359813

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW359813
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
mountain whitefish
Rule to Change:
Early closure of Puyallup system for all fishing in January.
New Rule Proposal:
Apply whitefish fishing rule to on the Carbon, White and Little Puyallup through the month of February, instead of curtailing all fishing opportunity in January.
Why the change is needed:
Allow for inland fish recreational opportunity for whitefish to give local anglers a chance to fish in a local stream. Not everyone can afford to travel to the coast or Grays Harbor in this time of dwindling opportunities for inland fishers.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Larry Phillips DFW, Mike Sharpf DFW,
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Recognize the benefit to providing opportunity. See potential for impacts to steelhead. (whitefish rules could address this)
Submitted by: NELSON, TRAVIS W — ,

Date submitted: 06/05/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW359813

This proposal would cause increased impact on Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species and so does not meet conservation needs at this time.

Online Public Comments    (0 comments)

No online public comments submitted for this proposal.

Other Comments Received