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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW782445

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW782445
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Statewide Shellfish/Seaweed
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Shellfish
Rule to Change:
Shrimp season for Puget Sound and Hood Canal is open for 4 specific days in May as determined by the the WDFW.
New Rule Proposal:
I propose that recreational shrimpers be allowed to shrimp any 4 days in May that he/she chooses. This will avoid gridlock, traffic jams and tempers which currently exist at the boat launches. It will also allow shrimpers to pick days to go when the weather is nice. Shrimpers won't have to manipulate their work schedules to get time off to go shrimping.
Why the change is needed:
Avoid traffic jams, frayed nerves, accidents at boat launches. Better for the employers and empolyees so people don't have to miss work or schedule their time off around shrimping days. Improves commerce and overall economy.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
none
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: WAN, STEVEN  — OLYMPIA, WA

Date submitted: 04/28/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW782445

The Puget Sound shrimp policy and recreational season design is scheduled to be reviewed and updated by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2012. This review process will include an evaluation of the days and hours of the recreational season.


Online Public Comments    (3 comments)

WING, DAVID M  December 05, 2012
LUMMI ISLAND, WA  
Comments:
For several reasons I feel that something different has to be done.In addition to the reasons mentioned above, safety is another.Last shrimp season one man was killed and several others were thrown into the water when their boat capsized trying to free a pot for someone else.Almost everyday of shrimp season last year saw relatively short and fast moving tides.This, along with a poor decission, led to their boat capsizing.By allowing a person to shrimp a certain number of days duruing "a" season will allow them to pick dates when tides aren't moving as much.I went to Sucia Island on one of the shrimp dates last year.There were so many boats in the "spot" that I couldn't even try.I don't have a pot puller and I'm too old to hand pull them up from 280', so I use a buoy.The only problem with that method is that you need plenty of room.It won't work around closely bunched boats that use pullers.Also, don't put shrimps days on halibut days.One sho
SCHWILKE, MIKE E  January 14, 2013
CAMAS, WA  
Comments:
This is good idea especially for people coming from out of town, not dealing with the congestion this would allow visiting sportsman a couple days to participate. Even if we got to choose what days to participate, would benefit better than current system.
FOREMAN, FRED D  January 28, 2013
DUPONT, WA  
Comments:
I support, Provided the resource is available New Rule Proposal: I propose that recreational shrimpers be allowed to shrimp any 4 days in May that he/she chooses. This will avoid gridlock, traffic jams and tempers which currently exist at the boat launches. It will also allow shrimpers to pick days to go when the weather is nice. Shrimpers won't have to manipulate their work schedules to get time off to go shrimping.