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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: DFW509720

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW509720
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
Rule to Change:
Catch and Release
New Rule Proposal:
Currently anglers may catch and retain certain species of salmon dependant on wild or hatchery (adipose removed). It is my contention that anglers should keep the first two legal fish. Many times while de-hooking the native or hatchery fish, injury to the fish occurs. While this is not intentional, the current rule leads to anglers returning fish which are dying.
Why the change is needed:
Species and fishery improvement.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Describe their support and/or concerns:

Date submitted: 04/26/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW509720

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)

TACHELL, ART J  December 16, 2012
This idea makes great sense but it will not come to frutation because it would cut into the trbal harvest.