Permanent rules adopted in 2020

Other years: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Management of rule-making files

The department is considering new rules to govern the management of our rule-making files.

Coastal Dungeness Crab Gear Recovery

Per HB 2250, the department is revising the coastal crab gear recovery rules to allow recovery permits to be issued from May 1-September 15 each year.

2020 North of Falcon - Puget Sound Commercial Fishing

The department is considering amending current Puget Sound commercial fishing rules resulting from stakeholder recommendations made during North of Falcon meetings.

2020 North of Falcon - Coastal Commercial salmon Fisheries

The Department is considering changes to WDFW's coastal commercial salmon fishing rules, resulting from North of Falcon recommendations. Coastal commercial salmon fishing rules are based on North of Falcon recommendations that change from year to year to reflect resource availability and to achieve conservation goals. Amendments to coastal commercial salmon fishing rules are needed to implement the agreed-upon changes.

2020 North of Falcon Rules - Recreational Fishing

The department is considering amending current recreational fishing rules resulting from stakeholder recommendations made during North of Falcon meetings.

Hunting Season Setting Rules and Regulations (including cougar)

The department is considering rule changes for hunting season regulations and conflict mitigation.

Amendments to Hydraulic Code Rules

Rule amendments are needed to implement elements in sections 4 through 11 of 2SHB 1579 to add a mechanism for preapplication determination, implement enhanced civil compliance tools, remove references to repealed statutes, and clarify administrative actions that are subject to informal and formal appeal.

Recreational sturgeon fishing

The department is considering amendments to Sturgeon recreational fishing rules.

2020 Recreational Clam and Oyster Seasons

Changes to coastal commercial - Dungeness Crab Rules

Rules are needed to implement regulatory measures that will reduce the risk of crab pot gear entanglements with humpback whales.

Recreational Marine Fish/Shellfish Rule Simplification

The department is considering amendments to shellfish and marine fish recreational fishing rules to provide fishing opportunity, to address conservation objectives, and to simplify rules.

Freshwater Recreational Gamefish rules

The department is considering amendments to freshwater recreational gamefish rules to provide fishing opportunity, to address conservation objectives, to satisfy legislation, and to simplify rules.