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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: DFW831906

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW831906
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
Minter Creek is closed during Chinook and Coho Season.
New Rule Proposal:
I think that the state should sell raffle tickets to allow 20 or 30 people the ability to fish Minter Creek for Chinook and Coho Salmon. Whoever wins the raffle should be allowed to keep 1 of either species per day.
Why the change is needed:
I feel this would give the state extra money to spend on other fishing resources. Since Minter creek has such a large run of Chinook and Coho salmon.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
I have talked this over with several people that I fish regularly and think it is a good idea.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They think it is a good idea. My only concern is that it would be hard to regulate who has a pass and who does not. I do not want to see this fishery turn into another soos creek.

Date submitted: 05/11/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW831906

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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