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Reference ID: DFW777158

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW777158
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Kokanee
Rule to Change:
MERWIN (LAKE) RESERVOIR (Clark/Cowlitz Co.) All Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON Year-round Landlocked SALMON rules apply.
New Rule Proposal:
MERWIN (LAKE) RESERVOIR (Clark/Cowlitz Co.) All Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON Year-round Landlocked SALMON rules apply. July 1 - September 30 Kokanee Daily Limit 10
Why the change is needed:
Adult kokanee returns to Speelyai Hatchery have consistently significantly exceeded escapement needs for broodstock collection for the last several years. Escapement needs are 160 pairs with several thousand over this returning annually.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Region 5 hatchery and fish managment staff.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They support.
Submitted by: WEINHEIMER, JOHN  — ,

Date submitted: 06/15/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW777158

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Increase daily bag limit for kokanee on Lake Merwin

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Clark and Cowlitz counties

Short Description
Increase daily limit to 10 kokanee plus 5 trout.

Explanation
Adult kokanee returns to Speelyai Hatchery have consistently exceeded escapement needs for broodstock collection for the last several years --escapement need is 160 pairs and several thousand over this have been returning annually.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW777158
DFW019843
DFW825152

Online Public Comments

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