Species covered in proposed rule • Marine Bottomfish
Rule to Change: p. 109 LINGCOD May 1-June 15
New Rule Proposal: LINGCOD May 1-July 30
Why the change is needed: Would give alot more people the ability to get out on the water and enjoy fishing in some warmer weather. A 45-day lingcod season is completely unreasonable.
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: OCONNOR, RORY L — BELLINGHAM, WA
Date submitted: 04/27/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW126469
Lingcod seasons have been adjusted to account for increased fishing effort for lingcod and a stable or decreasing number of lingcod available for harvest.
Online Public Comments(2 comments)
GIRTZ, TODD September 21, 2012 SUMNER, WA Comments: lingcod stocks have been very strong a longer season would be great
TACHELL, ART J December 16, 2012 TACOMA, WA Comments: All the state will do is restrict oppertunity and raise fees as usual. Why not be a little creative and ad some habitat for all species of rockfish? This has worked all over the world but is last on the list of solutions with Washington fish and wildlife.