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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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 53. Shorten fishing season on Channel Creek to protect spawning sockeye

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Rules Category
Puget Sound Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Conservation

County or Location Information
Whatcom County

Short Description
Change the fishing season to the first Saturday in June through August 30, with statewide rules for minimum size and daily limit.

Explanation
Protect spawning sockeye. This action is in compliance with language in an agreement between WDFW and the Skagit Tribes.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW851623

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  (3 comments)

DILLARD, LUKE R  November 27, 2012
SOUTH PRAIRIE, WA  
Comments:
seems this has to do with Salmon and bneeds to go through the north of falcon.
CARVER SR, RUSSELL L  November 29, 2012
LAKETAPPS, WA  
Comments:
Please don't pass rule #53 fish don't spawn there at this time.There will be no impact on the fish!
BORDEAU, BRIAN   January 17, 2013
WOODINVILLE, WA  
Comments:
I support this proposal.

Other Comments Received