Species covered in proposed rule • Not species specific • Other
Other Description Salmon
Rule to Change: Commercial fishing is allowed 24 hours per day 7 days a week during the season, in Carr inlet.
New Rule Proposal: We need to limit the amount of netting that is allowed during the peak of the runs. It should be set up with a schedule similiar to Chambers Creek.
Why the change is needed: This rule needs to be changed because in the last 10 years that I have fished along side the netters I have noticed a major reduction in the amount of salmon that return to Burley Lagoon. About 10 years ago I started out fishing Carr inlet with the natives, when I started they would be able to catch a constant amount of fish throughout the whole run. Now it has dwindled off considerably. The amount of fish that return to purdy and burley creek is very minimal and I worry that the stock may be completely gone in the next few years.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: I have talked to a few of my fishing buddies and my family about it.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
We all feel that the stock of salmon that return to Burley Lagoon need to be better protected.
Submitted by: SIMARD, NATHAN S — TACOMA, WA
Date submitted: 05/11/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW023123
The proposal addresses commercial fishing and is outside the scope of the sportfishing rule process.
Online Public Comments(2 comments)
CHAPMAN, JOSH October 19, 2012 EVERETT, WA Comments: Why are natives allowed to commercial fish the salmon runs? I thought the passing of the law was to allow them to keep thier heritage rofitnot so they could profit and deplete the salmon runs. I good understand if they were using a canoe, but using a large fishing vessel is no different than if you and I were doing the same.
TACHELL, ART J December 16, 2012 TACOMA, WA Comments: The recreational fishers once again take a back seat to commercials.If we are ever to recover and protect salmon runs commercials have to be a major part of the process.