Species covered in proposed rule • Marine Bottomfish
Rule to Change: p. 98 Barbless hooks are required for all species
in Marine Areas 5-13, except forage fish jig
New Rule Proposal: Allow barbs when groundfishing in areas 5-13
Why the change is needed: Salmon, OK I get it. But you think it matters to a cabezon or a lingcod if the hook has a barb? These are some of the heartiest fish in the sea. Released, they are gonna live whether or not the hook had a barb in it. Recreational fishing is hard enough. Some days you go out and get NO action. It's heartbreaking when you go out and you had only only shot and lose it because the hook has to be barbless. You're stacking the odds in the fish's favor.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
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Submitted by: OCONNOR, RORY L — BELLINGHAM, WA
Date submitted: 04/27/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW786710
We don't recommend this proposal move forward at this time because of conservation concerns for various species.
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