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Reference ID: DFW514278

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW514278
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Kokanee
Rule to Change:
UMBRELLA CREEK Clallam Co. and all tributaries outside Olympic National Park TROUT ... Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. Selective gear rules. (Release KOKANEE is actually in the pamphlet, but was inadvertently changed by emergency rule and included on the Errata to the pamphlet, so is here proposed to be changed back).
New Rule Proposal:
UMBRELLA CREEK Clallam Co. and all tributaries outside Olympic National Park TROUT ... Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. Selective gear rules. Release KOKANEE.
Why the change is needed:
Adding "Release KOKANEE" to Umbrella Creek and tributaries brings this water into uniformity with the other tributaries of Ozette Lake, where the sockeye salmon population is listed, and the kokanee population is receiving added protection because of its presumed association with the sockeye population. A parallel rule change is needed and has been submitted for Elk Lake, Clallam Co., within the Umbrella Creek watershed.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Kirt Hughes.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Needed for uniformity of management strategy within the Ozette watershed. It was inadvertently lost in the regulation shuffle.
Submitted by: GROSS, MIKE L — ,

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW514278

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Require release of kokanee in Elk Lake and Umbrella Creek

Rules Category
Coastal Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
Clallam County

Short Description
Require the release of kokanee in Elk Lake and Umbrella Creek and all tributaries to protect Lake Ozette sockeye.

Provide additional protection for Ozette Lake Sockeye that are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act. This rule brings these waters into uniformity with the other tributary waters to Ozette Lake.

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Online public comments submitted for this proposal can be found here.