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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: DFW605863

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW605863
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
bull trout
Rule to Change:
The Special Rules listing of Wenaha River tributaries in Washington has additional rules note to release all steelhead.
New Rule Proposal:
The additional rules note should also state "release all bull trout" along with the release all steelhead.
Why the change is needed:
This is a wilderness area and bull trout are relatively common in many tributaries. It is important to remind anglers that may fish these waters that ESA listed bull trout may not be retained.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Submitted by: MENDEL, GLEN  — ,

Date submitted: 06/13/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW605863

This proposal can be addressed through changing the sport fishing pamphlet. Rule adoption will not be needed.

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