Species covered in proposed rule • Not species specific
Rule to Change: P. 16 of Sport Fishing Pamphlet, in the Tackle "box" and last paragraph states, "It is unlawful to possess a fish taken from freshwater that was not hooked inside the mouth or on the head. The head is defined as any portion forward of the rear margin of the gill plate."
New Rule Proposal: It is unlawful to possess a fish taken from freshwater that was not hooked inside the mouth or on the head, unless otherwise specified. The head is defined as any portion forward of the rear margin of the gill plate.
Why the change is needed: Agency allows gears other than a fishing pole and hook in some areas. For example, bow fishing and spear fishing.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: John Whalen and Bill Baker
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They brought this issue to my attention. I agreed and offered to put forth the proposal for a rule change.
Submitted by: ASHBROOK, CHARMANE E — ,
Date submitted: 06/13/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW330322
Don't move forward at this time. Evaluate Northern Pike control efforts and assess if spear fishing and bow and arrow fishing are appropriate.
Online Public Comments(0 comments)
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