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Statewide Coastal Region
Puget Sound
Region Freshwater
Coastal Region
Puget Sound
Region Marine
Eastern Washington and
Columbia Region Freshwater

Reference ID: DFW869627

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW869627
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Marine Bottomfish
Rule to Change:
For MCA 5 Rockfish, West of Lip Point - No min size. Daily limit is the first 3 Black or Blue rockfish caught. May 1-June 15 spearfishing allowed.
New Rule Proposal:
Rockfish, West of Lip Point - No min size. Daily limit is the FIRST Black or Blue rockfish caught. May 1-June 15 spearfishing allowed.
Why the change is needed:
The one Black and Blue for the whole MCA 5 is based on the CPUE ratio to MCA 4B and the high angler efforts in MCA 5.
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: TSOU, THERESA  — OLYMPIA, WA

Date submitted: 06/11/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW869627

DFW is currently conducting research in Marine Area 4B to evaluate conservation regulations for bottomfish adopted in 2010 and 2011. Postpone consideration of this rule until evaluation of research findings is completed.

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