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Recommended for Public Comment

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 37. Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the Green and Toutle rivers

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Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Cowlitz County

Short Description
Increase the harvest opportunity on hatchery summer steelhead. Open from mouth to 400 feet below the Toutle Hatchery water intake. All Game Fish: Last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June under selective gear rules.

Explanation
Reduces the potential spawning and ecological interaction between hatchery summer steelhead and wild winter steelhead. This rule has been implemented for many years via emergency regulation.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW471833
DFW311895

Final Rule Actions

Staff Recommendation
Adopt as proposed.

Commission Action
Adopted as proposed.

Rule Modifications
No


Public Testimony

There were no comments.

Online Public Comments  (2 comments)

CARVER, RUSSELL L  November 29, 2012
LAKETAPPS, WA  
Comments:
Please pass rule #37.
WISNER, LEEROY   January 28, 2013
CHEHALIS, WA  
Comments:
Yes