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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: DFW838012

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW838012
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
Steelhead, Salmon (even though you said not to)
Rule to Change:
New Rule Proposal:
Ban commercial gillnets
Why the change is needed:
The Rules and Regulations book is overflowing with detailed nuances of closed waters/open waters/restricted bait/barbless hooks/no night fishing, blah, blah, blah... If the state really wants to get serious about resource conservation BAN GILLNETS!!! There is not a single more destructive legal fishing tactic than this. Gillnets are the WMDs of the fishing world. If we do not reel in gillnets it won't matter if I'm fishing a treble hook or not because they'll be nothing to catch with it.
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: BUCK, SEAN  — CHICAGO, IL

Date submitted: 05/08/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW838012

This proposal to ban commercial gillnets is outside the scope of the sportfishing rule making process.

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