Read down a bit to the second CR bit. This is interesting in several ways but frankly it is that the agency is working on a trap / selective commercial fishing method that appears will truly be selective. That is new to say the least.

WDFW RULEMAKING UPDATE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
360-902-2403 | Rules.Coordinator@dfw.wa.gov
http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulations/



Proposed Rules



Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
It is necessary to make changes to language related to people with disabilities in order to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Moving WAC sections is required to better streamline and clarify ADA rules for the public.

o CR-101 - filed as WSR 17-09-096 on April 19, 2017
Invitation to discuss rules on this subject

o Public Comment Period: TBA

Trial fishery in Willapa Bay
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is interested in designating a trial commercial fishery in Willapa Bay for the purpose of testing a new gear type and intends to issue a limited number of Trial Fishery Permits that set the permissible time, place, and manner of fishing using a newly designated gear type. The gear type being considered is a floating fish trap. This fish trap uses non-permanent spuds to hold the trap in place; no permanent structures will be installed or used. This fish trap passively funnels adult salmon from the "lead", a net positioned at an angle from the shore, into a series of compartments leading to the final compartment or spiller. Fish are able to swim freely the entire time. Hatchery fish are then removed from the spiller and the natural-origin fish are released untouched through a door at the back of the fish trap to continue their trip upstream to spawn.

o CR-101 - filed as WSR 17-09-085 on April 19, 2017
Invitation to discuss rules on this subject

o Public Comment Period: TBA

General Information on the Rulemaking Process is available here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulation


Edited by Rivrguy (04/28/17 05:24 AM)
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Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in