Rule to Change: Sportsmen must release all coho that have adipose fin
New Rule Proposal: Sportsmen may retain their limit regardless off marking
Why the change is needed: We kill too many fish due to injury and stress. Most sportsmen are responsible and would keep a fish that will obviously die.
As everyone knows,not all finned coho are wild fish anyway.
Commercial trollers don't release finned coho.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: Fellow marine anglers
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They all agree with this idea.
Submitted by: THORNILEY, STEVE — OLYMPIA, WA
Date submitted: 04/27/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW923431
Reasons not recommended for further consideration
Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.
Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.
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