Species covered in proposed rule • Marine Bottomfish
Rule to Change: Ocean Halibut season in marine areas 3 and 4 opens in early May
New Rule Proposal: I propose that the halibut opener for areas 3 and 4 be moved back to early June
Why the change is needed: The reason for this recommendation it that the weather is umpredictable and often rough in May. In June the weather tends to moderate somewhat and consequently, would provide a safer enviornment for fishing. Under the current regulations, in many instances, only folks with larger craft can go out for halibut.
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: BROOKMAN, JAMES — BREMERTON, WA
Date submitted: 04/27/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW180254
Reasons not recommended for further consideration
Pacific halibut, goes though the Pacific Fishery Management Council This proposal deals with Pacific Halibut. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission have the primary responsibility for regulating this fishery. For more information on this process, please call (360) 249-1202.
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(1 comments)
GIRTZ, TODD J September 21, 2012 SUMNER , WA Comments: This is a great proposal and would make for a much safer fishery. The weather is usually very rough in may which often makes for unsafe fishing conditions.
And the quote is often caught before the weather has had a chance to improve