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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

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Reference ID: DFW559765

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW559765
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
None
New Rule Proposal:
Anchoring for the purpose of fishing to be limited to 50' depth
Why the change is needed:
During the last day of halibut fishing I went to the west side of Whidbey Island, Mutiny Bay and Admiralty Inlet. I am a novice at this, but I studied the area before I went and found that there is a sand bar in each area. Both were littered with boats at anchor in deep water using downriggers to fish for halibut. During one of my drifts I almost contacted a stationary boat, and subsequently lost about $40 worth of gear on thier excessively long anchor line.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: COWPERTHWAITE, JAMES P — LANGLEY, WA

Date submitted: 06/06/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW559765

Reasons not recommended for further consideration

    Pacific halibut, goes though the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    This proposal deals with Pacific Halibut. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission have the primary responsibility for regulating this fishery. For more information on this process, please call (360) 249-1202.

    Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.


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