Quick Reporting Vessel Information

Rule-making status: Preproposal

Rule Making Reference# P2023-07
The agency is initiating rulemaking to explore modification of the Quick Reporting rules to require additional information for Puget Sound Commercial and Coastal Troll salmon fisheries.

WDFW staff have the need to be able to track landings to the individual vessel level in a shorter time frame than what the current fish ticket / quick reporting systems allow. Recent ocean troll seasons have included measures like weekly vessel landing limits of as few as 10 fish, and last season’s South Puget Sound chum fishery was conducted as a limited participation opportunity with a small subset of 5 purse seine and 10 gillnet vessels selected to participate each week. Having information included in quick reports that made each landing identifiable to vessel in these fisheries would allow Department staff to make in-season catch estimates and projections with more certainty much sooner than the current rules allow, as we would be able to match up landings reported to vessels that were observed participating in each fishery. This change would not require collection of any additional information, but would only require transmission of information already being collected the day after fish are purchased.

Public comments

To view and submit comments, please visit the Quick Reporting Vessel Information public engagement page.

You may also leave comments by sending an email to quick-reporting@PublicInput.com or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 project code 2839.

For more information

Staff Contact: Kelly Henderson at Kelly.Henderson@dfw.wa.gov

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