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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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

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Statewide Coastal Region
Puget Sound
Region Freshwater
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Puget Sound
Region Marine
Eastern Washington and
Columbia Region Freshwater

Reference ID: DFW821902

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW821902
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Marine Bottomfish
Rule to Change:
Open May 10-19, 2 days per week Thursday and Saturday
New Rule Proposal:
Open May 10-19, 2 days per week Friday and Saturday
Why the change is needed:
Myself and many of my friends drive from the Kitsap area all the way out to the coast to fish halibut (Westport, Neah Bay and La Push). With there being a day between fishing days many of us are forced make the drive twice a week. Doubling fuel costs, exhaust release, road wear, and traffic congestion reducing highway safety increasing the possibly that people will lose their lives. Changing to consecutive fishing days would allow sportsmen and women to stay one night and fish two days. This would reduce by half the pollutions, increase highway safety and help Washingtonians who are enduring economic hard times. Your time and consideration in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Rick Metzger, Dan Tillitison many others on BD websited.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They completely agree

Date submitted: 04/26/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW821902

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)

VITCOVICH, DANO   January 30, 2013
Makes total sense to me and all that i have talked to.