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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
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Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW102521

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW102521
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Statewide
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
one pole per angler
New Rule Proposal:
purchase lisence for a second pole to be used while salmon fishing.
Why the change is needed:
will help anglers chances ,and also put money into fish and wildlife
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
private sportsman
Describe their support and/or concerns:
100 percent for this idea
Submitted by: PERIOT, LIVIA G — SEABECK, WA

Date submitted: 06/07/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW102521

Reasons not recommended for further consideration

    Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process
    This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.

    Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.


Online Public Comments    (4 comments)

PORTER, DAVID   September 20, 2012
CLARKSTON, WA  
Comments:
Idaho allows 2 poles regardless of species, if the 2 pole permit is purchased. Why can they do it for salmon and Washington cannot?
OSBORN, BILL   September 20, 2012
ABERDEEN, WA  
Comments:
Time to adopt this change. Allow those that choose to purchase the "extra rod" endorsement a better chance to catch thier daily limit. Additional funds can be used for fishery needs in Washington State.
GIRTZ, TODD J  September 21, 2012
SUMNER, WA  
Comments:
i like this proposal i think it is a good way for the state to make some money with out impacting the fish. there are already limits on how many fish you can keep so it would not have a big impact on how many fish would be caught
ENNIS, STUART   October 10, 2012
NACHES, WA  
Comments:
no,reason is ,in plunking ares that are popular there is already crowding,this would make it worse with folks trying to take over more space with two poles,not a good deal,in boats it would be bad also ,as people would be using planers which would crowd others out of productive zones,thanks stu ennis