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Chapter 220-48 WAC Puget sound fish other than salmon


Last Update: 8/17/04



DISPOSITIONS OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
220-48-010 Puget Sound -- Salmon fishing areas. [Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsection 1 from Orders 421 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsections 2, 11 from Orders 448 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsections 3, 7, 9 from Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 4 from Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection (5) from Order 543, filed 3/20/62; subsection 6 from Orders 422 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 8 from Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 10 from Orders 452 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-010.
220-48-020 Puget Sound -- Salmon preserves. [Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsections 1-4, 6-10, 12, 15, 17 from Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 5 from Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 11 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 380 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 13 from Orders 452 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsections 14, 18 from Orders 421 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 16 from Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Orders 421 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 19 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-020.
220-48-030 Puget Sound -- Salmon, lawful gear. [Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsections 1-4 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 635, filed 3/31/66; Orders 317 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 2 from Order 569, filed 4/11/63; Orders 421 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 3 from Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 317 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-030.
220-48-040 Puget Sound -- Salmon -- Purse seine and reef net seasons. [Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsections 1-6 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 635, filed 3/31/65; Order 603, filed 3/25/64; Order 568 (part), filed 3/26/63; Order 543 (part), filed 3/20/62; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 7 from Order 570, filed 5/17/63; subsection 8 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 635, filed 3/31/65; subsection 9 from Order 638, filed 4/28/66.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-040 and 220-47-050.
220-48-045 Puget Sound -- Emergencies. [Order 570, filed 5/17/63.] Repealed by Order 721, 2 (part), filed 3/9/67.
220-48-046 Commercial jig -- Logbooks. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-046, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-046, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83.] Repealed by 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), filed 1/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-050 Puget Sound -- Salmon -- Gill net seasons. [Order 725, 1, filed 4/11/67; Order 722, 1, filed 3/14/67; Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsections 1-7 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 635, filed 3/31/65; 603, filed 3/25/64; Order 568 (part), filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; subsections 8 and 9 from Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 25, filed 3/1/60; subsection 10 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-060.
220-48-055 Puget Sound -- Emergencies. [Order 568, filed 3/26/63.] Repealed by Order 721, 2 (part), filed 3/9/67.
220-48-056 Troll lines -- Bottomfish -- Logbooks. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-056, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-056, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83.] Repealed by 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), filed 1/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-060 Puget Sound -- Salmon -- Troll line seasons. [Order 721, 3 (part), filed 3/9/67; subsections 1-3 from Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Orders 483 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Rescinded by Order 771-B, filed 3/29/68. Later promulgation, see WAC 220-47-070.
220-48-065 Puget Sound -- Emergencies. [Order 525, 15, filed 5/3/61; Order 507, 12, filed 4/13/60; Orders 483 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 721, 2 (part), filed 3/9/67.
220-48-070 Puget Sound -- Bottomfish areas. [Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; Orders 344 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 76-148, filed 12/2/76.
220-48-080 Puget Sound bottomfish gear. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-080, filed 1/7/81; 79-03-014 (Order 79-11), 220-48-080, filed 2/15/79; 78-04-039 (Order 78-11), 220-48-080, filed 3/20/78; Order 77-147, 220-48-080, filed 12/16/77; Order 77-14, 220-48-080, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-080, filed 12/2/76; 76-26, 220-48-080, filed 1:45 p.m., 4/20/76; Order 1193-A, 220-48-080, filed 3/5/75; Order 1193, 220-48-080, filed 3/4/75; Order 1105, 220-48-080, filed 12/28/73; Order 945, 220-48-080, filed 8/16/71; Order 892, 220-48-080, filed 9/22/70; Order 817, 220-48-080, filed 5/29/69; Order 770-A, 220-48-080, filed 2/15/68; Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsections 1a-1e, 2-7 from Orders 344 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 1f from Orders 444 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 8 from Orders 396 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-090 Otter trawl and beam trawl seasons. [Order 77-147, 220-48-090, filed 12/16/77; Order 77-14, 220-48-090, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-090, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-48-090, filed 3/4/75; Order 817, 220-48-090, filed 5/29/69; Order 770-A, 220-48-090, filed 2/15/68; Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsections 1-4 from Order 344, filed 3/1/60; subsection 5 from Order 355, filed 3/1/60; subsection 6 from Orders 370 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-09001 Size limit -- Dab and sole. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-09001, filed 1/7/81.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-091 Set net -- Pacific cod -- Seasons. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-091, filed 1/7/81; Order 77-147, 220-48-091, filed 12/16/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-091, filed 12/2/76.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-092 Set net -- Pacific cod -- Gear. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-092, filed 1/7/81; Order 77-147, 220-48-092, filed 12/16/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-092, filed 12/2/76.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-095 Set net -- Dogfish -- Gear. [Order 77-147, 220-48-095, filed 12/16/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-095, filed 12/2/76.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-096 Set net -- Dogfish -- Seasons. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-096, filed 1/7/81; 78-04-039 (Order 78-11), 220-48-096, filed 3/20/78; Order 77-147, 220-48-096, filed 12/16/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-096, filed 12/2/76.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-098 Lingcod -- Seasons. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-098, filed 1/7/81; 78-04-039 (Order 78-11), 220-48-098, filed 3/20/78.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-100 Seasons -- Other bottomfish gears. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-48-100, filed 1/7/81; 79-03-014 (Order 79-11), 220-48-100, filed 2/15/79; Order 77-147, 220-48-100, filed 12/16/77; Order 76-148, 220-48-100, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-48-100, filed 3/4/75; Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsection 1 from Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Orders 398 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 2 from Order 371, filed 3/1/60; subsection 3 from Orders 350 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), filed 7/1/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-48-110 Puget Sound -- Herring and candlefish -- Areas. [Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsections 1-5 from Orders 479 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-120 Puget Sound -- Herring and candlefish -- Lawful gear. [Order 866, 220-48-120, filed 6/12/70; Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; Orders 437 and 256, subsections 1, 3-9, filed 3/1/60; Orders 479 and 256, subsection 2, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-130 Puget Sound -- Unlawful herring/candlefish fishery. [Order 817, 220-48-130, filed 5/29/69; Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsections 1-5 from Orders 437 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 6 from Orders 505 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-140 Puget Sound -- Herring/candlefish -- Seasons. [Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; subsections 1, 2, 5, 6 from Orders 437 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 3 from Order 591, filed 10/28/63; Orders 505 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 4 from Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Orders 505 and 256, filed 3/1/60; subsection 6 from Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Orders 437 and 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-150 Puget Sound -- Perch fishery. [Order 758, 4 (part), filed 10/16/67; Order 256, 56, filed 3/16/60; Order 517, filed 9/21/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-170 Puget Sound -- Anchovy, pilchard -- Areas. [Subsections 1-3 from Order 256, 58, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-180 Puget Sound -- Anchovy, pilchard -- Lawful gear. [Subsections 1-6 from Order 256, 59, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-190 Puget Sound -- Anchovy, pilchard -- Unlawful acts. [Subsections 1, 2 from Order 256, 60, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-200 Puget Sound -- Anchovy, pilchard -- Lawful acts -- Seasons. [Subsections 1-3 from Order 256, 61; filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-210 Puget Sound -- Smelt fishery -- Areas. [Subsections 1-13 from Order 256, 62, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-220 Puget Sound -- Smelt fishery -- Lawful gear. [Subsections 1-6 from Order 256, 63, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-230 Puget Sound -- Smelt fishery -- Seasons, time and gear. [Subsections 1-3 from Order 483; Order 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.
220-48-240 Puget Sound -- Smelt fishery -- Unlawful acts. [Order 817, 220-48-240, filed 5/29/69; Order 591, filed 11/27/63; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60.] Repealed by Order 1105, filed 12/28/73.



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220-48-001
Puget Sound bottomfish gear.
It is unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish taken for commercial purposes in Puget Sound except as provided for in this chapter.

Note: Gear specifications and seasons are provided for in the rest of chapter 220-48 WAC.




[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-001, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-001, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-001, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-005
Puget Sound bottomfish General provisions.
(1) It is unlawful to possess any English sole less than 12 inches in length taken by any commercial bottomfish gear in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.

(2) It is unlawful to possess any starry flounder less than 14 inches in length taken by any commercial bottomfish gear in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.

(3) It is unlawful to possess lingcod taken with any commercial gear the entire year in Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23D, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 25B, 25C, 25D, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D, 27A, 27B, 27C, 28A, 28B, 28C, and 28D.

(4) It is unlawful to possess any lingcod less than 26 inches in length or greater than 40 inches in length taken by any commercial gear in all state waters east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

(5) It is unlawful to possess lingcod taken by any commercial gear from June 16 through April 30 in Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 23C, 25A, 25E, and 29.

(6) It is unlawful to possess any species of shellfish taken with lawful bottomfish gear except as provided in WAC 220-52-063 and 220-52-066.

(7) Incidental catch.

(a) It is lawful to retain bottomfish taken incidental to any lawful salmon fishery, provided the bottomfish could be lawfully taken.

(b) It is unlawful to retain salmon or sturgeon taken incidental to any lawful bottomfish fishery in Puget Sound.

(c) It is unlawful to retain any species of shellfish taken incidental to any bottomfish fishery in Puget Sound, except that it is lawful to retain octopus and squid.

(d) It is unlawful to retain any whiting taken incidental to any bottomfish fishery in Catch Areas 24B, 24C or 26A except using pelagic trawl gear when these areas have been opened by the director for a directed whiting fishery.

(8) A vessel trip is defined as having occurred upon the initiation of transfer of catch from a fishing vessel.

(9) Pacific cod.

(a) It is unlawful to discard any Pacific cod taken by any commercial fishing gear.

(b) All Pacific cod taken by a commercial gear shall be landed at a licensed commercial dealer.

(10) Sablefish. It is unlawful to take more than 300 pounds of sablefish per vessel trip or more than 600 pounds of sablefish per two-month cumulative limit from open Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas. A two-month cumulative limit is the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel per two-fixed calendar month period. The fixed two-month periods are January-February, March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October and November-December.

(11) Sixgill shark. It is unlawful to retain sixgill shark taken by commercial fishing gear in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-08-026 (Order 02-66), 220-48-005, filed 3/27/02, effective 4/27/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-005, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-005, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 93-15-051, 220-48-005, filed 7/14/93, effective 8/14/93; 92-11-011 (Order 92-28), 220-48-005, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-48-005, filed 4/1/85; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-005, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-005, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-005, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-011
Beam trawl and otter trawl Gear.
(1)(a) Mesh sizes. It is unlawful to use or operate beam trawls or otter trawls having mesh size in the codend section less than 4 1/2 inches in waters of Puget Sound, unless otherwise provided.

(b) It is lawful to use or operate pelagic trawl gear having mesh size in the codend section of not less than 3 inches while fishing for Pacific whiting during the seasons provided in WAC 220-48-017 (1) and (2).

(2) Chafing gear.

(a) For bottom trawls, chafing gear must have a minimum mesh size of 15 inches unless only the bottom one-half (underside) of the codend is covered by chafing gear.

(b) For roller trawls and pelagic trawls chafing gear covering the upper one-half (top side) of the codend must have a minimum mesh size of 6.0 inches.

(3) Roller trawl.

It is unlawful to use roller trawl gear in Puget Sound.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 00-17-145 (Order 00-165), 220-48-011, filed 8/22/00, effective 9/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-011, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 91-13-051 (Order 91-39), 220-48-011, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91; 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-011, filed 1/22/87; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-48-011, filed 4/1/85; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-011, filed 3/27/84; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-011, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-011, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-013
Beam trawl and otter trawl logbooks.
It shall be unlawful for any operator of beam trawl or otter trawl gears to fail to obtain and accurately maintain a "Washington Inside Waters Trawl Logbook" while fishing for, or while in possession of, bottomfish taken from east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. A logbook must be obtained from the Washington department of fisheries and must be kept aboard the vessel while fishing, or in possession of bottomfish taken east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. The vessel operator must submit the completed logbook for inspection immediately upon request by authorized department of fisheries representatives. For each fishing trip, and prior to landing, vessel operators shall record the vessel name and state registration number, the dates and times of departure from and return to port, and the buyer(s) of the fish landed. In addition, for each trawl tow conducted during the trip, the vessel operator shall record the month and day, duration of the tow, specific area fished, latitude and longitude to the nearest tenth minute of the gear set and haul back position, depth fished, net type, target species and estimated weight of each species of fish retained. The department copies of the completed logbook sheet(s) must be submitted to the department for each calendar month in which fishing activity occurs. Department copies must be received within ten days following any calendar month in which fishing activity occurred and by the tenth day following the termination of commercial fishing activity, whichever occurs first.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-14-091, 220-48-013, filed 6/30/98, effective 7/31/98; 98-05-043, 220-48-013, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-48-013, filed 4/1/85.]




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220-48-015
Beam trawl and bottom trawl Seasons.
(1) It is lawful to fish for and possess bottomfish taken with bottom trawl and beam trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 23C, 25A, and 25B the entire year with the following exceptions:

(a) Those waters of Area 20A east of a line projected from Point Whitehorn to Sandy Point are closed the entire year.

(b) Those waters of Area 20A within an area bounded by lines from Lilly Point to Birch Point and from the southwest corner of Point Roberts to Point Whitehorn to where these two lines are intersected by a line south from Kwomais Point in British Columbia and a line from Lilly Point to the north Alden Bank buoy are closed April 15 through May 31.

(c) Those waters of Area 20A within an area bounded by lines from Lilly Point to Birch Point and Lilly Point to the north Alden Bank buoy to where those lines are intersected by a line projected approximately 230 degrees south from Birch Point to Alden Point on Patos Island are closed June 1 through June 30.

(d) Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 22A and 22B are closed to all trawl fishing in waters less than 30 feet deep.

(e) Areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 22A and 22B are closed in waters deeper than 40 fathoms from 12:01 a.m. September 15 through December 31 except if the Pacific cod quota for these waters has not been taken by September 15, these waters may be opened by emergency rule for the taking of the Pacific cod quota.

(f) Area 23C is closed to otter trawl fishing the entire year in waters shallower than 50 fathoms and is closed to beam trawl fishing in waters less than 60 feet deep.

(g) Area 23C is closed to otter trawl Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, January 1 through August 31, and closed to all otter trawl September 1 through December 31.

(2) It is lawful to fish for and possess bottomfish taken with beam trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23A, 23B, 25A and 25B the entire year with the following exceptions:

(a) All of Area 25A is closed February 1 through April 15 of each year.

(b) Those waters of Area 25A lying southerly and westerly of a line projected from Kiapot Point to Gibson Spit (Sequim Bay) are closed the entire year.

(c) Areas 23A, 25A and 25B are closed to beam trawl fishing in waters less than 60 feet deep.

(3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish taken with otter trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 23A, 23B, 25A and 25B the entire year.

(4) It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess bottomfish taken with bottom trawl or beam trawl gear in Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 21B, 23D, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 25C, 25D, 25E, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D, 27A, 27B, 27C, 28A, 28B, 28C, 28D, and 29 the entire year.

(5) It is unlawful to take more than 500 pounds of rockfish with beam trawl and bottom trawl gear during any vessel trip in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 01-10-001 (Order 01-58), 220-48-015, filed 4/18/01, effective 5/19/01; 01-02-060 (Order 00-266), 220-48-015, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-015, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 97-07-053 (Order 97-52), 220-48-015, filed 3/17/97, effective 4/17/97; 94-19-001 (Order 94-96), 220-48-015, filed 9/7/94, effective 10/8/94; 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-015, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 91-13-051 (Order 91-39), 220-48-015, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91; 89-14-010 (Order 89-48), 220-48-015, filed 6/22/89; 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-015, filed 1/22/87; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-48-015, filed 4/1/85; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-015, filed 3/27/84; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-015, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 83-04-025 (Order 83-04), 220-48-015, filed 1/27/83; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-015, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-015, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-016
Pelagic trawl Gear Licensing.
(1) A food fish trawl -- Puget Sound fishery license is a license required to operate pelagic trawl and allows the operator to retain whiting and other bottomfish taken in all Puget Sound catch areas except 24B, 24C and 26A.

(2) A whiting -- Puget Sound fishery license is a license required to operate pelagic trawl and allows the operator to retain whiting and other bottomfish taken in all Puget Sound catch areas open to pelagic trawl.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-016, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94.]




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220-48-017
Pelagic trawl Seasons.
It is unlawful to take, fish for and possess bottomfish taken with pelagic trawl gear except in the Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas and during the times as follows:

(1) Areas 20A and 20B - Open February 16 through April 15.

(2) In any area at any time so designated by a permit issued by the director of the department.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-017, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 91-13-051 (Order 91-39), 220-48-017, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91; 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-017, filed 1/22/87; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-017, filed 3/27/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-017, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-019
Roller trawl Seasons.
(1) It is unlawful to use roller trawls in any Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 00-17-145 (Order 00-165), 220-48-019, filed 8/22/00, effective 9/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-019, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-019, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-019, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-025
Set net Pacific cod Gear.
Pacific cod set net gear may not be used in Puget Sound.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-025, filed 1/22/87; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-025, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-025, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-026
Set net Pacific cod Seasons.
It is unlawful to fish for or possess Pacific cod, other food fish, or shellfish taken with Pacific cod set net gear in any Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Area the entire year.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-026, filed 1/22/87; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-026, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-026, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-026, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-027
Set net Pacific cod Logbooks.
Pacific cod set net gear may not be used in Puget Sound.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-027, filed 1/22/87; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-027, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84.]




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220-48-028
Set net Dogfish Gear.
(1) It is lawful to take, fish for and possess dogfish with set net gear as described below:

(a) Maximum four nets, per vessel each net having a length not to exceed 1,000 feet.

(b) Net depth must not exceed 25 meshes.

(c) Net mesh must not be less than 5 inches.

(d) Net web material must be no finer than 210/30 denier nylon which is regular seine thread size number 12, or 0.048 inches in diameter.

(e) Dogfish set net tags, issued by the department of fisheries for the current year must be affixed to buoys on each end of each net.

(2) Licensing: A dogfish set net fishery license is the license required to operate the gear provided for in this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-028, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-028, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-028, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-029
Set net Dogfish Seasons.
(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for and possess dogfish and other species of bottomfish taken with dogfish set net gear for commercial purposes in the following Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas except during the seasons designated below:

(a) Areas 20A and 20B - November 1 through June 15.

(b) Area 21A - March 1 through June 15.

(c) Areas 21B, 22A, 22B, 23A, and 23B - Closed all year.

(d) Areas 23C and 23D - September 16 through June 15.

(e) Areas 24A, 24B, and 24D - September 16 through June 15.

(f) Area 24C - September 16 through June 15, except those waters south of a line projected due east of East Point on Whidbey Island are closed all year.

(g) Areas 25A, 25B and that portion of Area 25C west of a line from Twin Spits to the Port Gamble Millstack - September 16 through June 15.

(h) Area 25D and that portion of 25C east of line from Twin Spits to the Port Gamble Millstack - Closed all year.

(i) Area 25E - Closed all year.

(j) Area 26A - September 16 through June 15, except those waters southerly and westerly of a line between the ferry dock at Mukilteo and the ferry dock at Clinton are closed all year.

(k) Area 26B - September 16 through June 15, except those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-020(4) (Shilshole Bay) are closed at all times and those waters west of a line from Point Jefferson to Point Monroe are closed from January 1 to April 15. Those waters west of a line projected 178 degrees true from the end of the Indianola dock to the landfall on the south shore of Port Madison are closed at all times.

(l) Area 26C - Open April 16 through June 15 and September 16 through December 31, except those waters north of a line projected true east of Point Bolin and those waters west of a line projected 178 degrees true from the end of the Indianola dock to the landfall on the south shore of Port Madison are closed at all times.

(m) Area 26D - September 16 through June 15, except Quartermaster Harbor and those waters south of lines projected from Dash Point to Point Piner on Maury Island and from Point Dalco true west to the Kitsap Peninsula are closed all year.

(n) Areas 27A, 27B, and 27C - Closed all year.

(o) Area 28A - September 16 through June 15, except those waters north of a line projected true east of Fox Point on Fox Island, and east of a line projected due north from the northwest tip of Fox Island are closed all year.

(p) Areas 28B, 28C, and 28D - September 16 through June 15, except those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-010(6) (upper Carr Inlet).

(q) Area 29 - September 16 through June 15.

(2) Incidental catch: It is unlawful to retain any shellfish or fish other than bottomfish.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-48-029, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 03-05-063 (Order 03-27), 220-48-029, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-13-051 (Order 91-39), 220-48-029, filed 6/14/91, effective 7/15/91; 89-14-010 (Order 89-48), 220-48-029, filed 6/22/89; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-029, filed 3/27/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-029, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-029, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-031
Set line Gear.
(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, and possess bottomfish in Puget Sound except with set line gear as described below:

(a) Hook size must not be smaller than size 7/0 for Kirby style hooks or size 8 for tuna circle style hooks.

(b) Gangions made of single strand monofilament synthetic material are unlawful.

(c) Set lines must be marked at the surface at each terminal end as described in WAC 220-20-010(5).

(2) Licensing: A food fish set line fishery license is the license required to operate the gear provided for in this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-031, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-031, filed 3/27/84; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-031, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-031, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-032
Set line Seasons.
(1) Set line fishing for dogfish and other bottomfish is open in all Puget Sound Marine Fish - Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas year-round except as provided in this section.

(2) It is unlawful to take, fish for, and possess dogfish and other bottomfish taken with set lines in:

(a) All Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas June 16 through September 15.

(b) That portion of Area 26C north of a line projected due east from Point Bolin to Bainbridge Island is closed all year.

(c) That portion of Area 26D south of lines projected due west of Point Dalco on Vashon Island, and from Dash Point to Point Piner on Maury Island, is closed all year.

(d) That portion of Area 28A east of a line projected due north from the northwest tip of Fox Island, and north of a line projected due east from Fox Point on Fox Island is closed all year.

(e) Those waters provided for in WAC 220-20-010(6) and 220-20-020(4).

(f) Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas 27A, 27B, and 27C.

(3) Incidental catch: It is unlawful to retain any shellfish and any fish other than bottomfish, and the cumulative weight of rockfish and lingcod shall not exceed 30 pounds for any vessel trip in all open Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-48-032, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 03-05-063 (Order 03-27), 220-48-032, filed 2/18/03, effective 3/21/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-032, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 87-04-003 (Order 87-03), 220-48-032, filed 1/22/87; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-032, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-032, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-041
Commercial jig Gear.
(1) It is lawful to fish for and possess bottomfish with commercial jig gear.

(2) Licensing: A bottomfish jig fishery license is the license required to operate commercial jig gear in Puget Sound.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-041, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-041, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-041, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-042
Commercial jig Seasons.
It shall be unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish taken for commercial purposes with commercial jig gear in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-042, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 92-11-011 (Order 92-28), 220-48-042, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-042, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-042, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-042, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-051
Troll lines Bottomfish Gear.
(1) It is lawful to take, fish for, and possess bottomfish with troll line gear as specified below, unless otherwise provided:

(a) No more than two troll lines per vessel.

(b) No more than four spreads per line.

(c) The top spread can not be more than twenty-four feet from the weight on the end of the line.

(2) Licensing: A bottomfish troll fishery license is the license required to operate the gear provided for in this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-051, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-051, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-052
Bottomfish troll Seasons.
(1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish taken for commercial purposes with bottomfish troll gear in all Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas.

(2) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon while fishing for bottomfish with troll line gear under authority of a bottomfish troll license.

(3) In any waters of Puget Sound it is lawful to retain for commercial purposes bottomfish taken with commercial salmon gear incidental to a lawful salmon fishery, except lingcod during closures provided in WAC 220-48-005.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-052, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 92-11-011 (Order 92-28), 220-48-052, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 83-24-024 (Order 83-200), 220-48-052, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-052, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-052, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-061
Drag seines Gear.
(1) It is lawful to take, fish for, and possess bottomfish, unless otherwise provided, with drag seine or beach seine gear as described below:

(a) Seines must not be longer than 350 feet in length.

(b) Net mesh must not be smaller than 1/2 inch stretch measure.

(2) Licensing: A food fish drag seine fishery license is the license required to operate the gear provided for in this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-061, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-061, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-062
Drag seines Seasons.
It is unlawful to take, fish for, and possess bottomfish with drag seine gear for commercial purposes except in the following Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the seasons designated below:

(1) Areas 28A, 28B, 28C, and 28D - Open January 1 through April 30.

(2) All other areas - Open September 1 through April 30, except Areas 27A, 27B, and 27C are closed year-round.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-48-062, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 89-14-010 (Order 89-48), 220-48-062, filed 6/22/89; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-062, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-062, filed 7/1/82.]




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220-48-071
Bottomfish pots Gear and seasons.
(1) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for, and possess bottomfish for commercial purposes with bottomfish pot gear as described in WAC 220-16-145, except in the following Puget Sound Marine Fish-Shellfish Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the seasons designated below:

(a) Areas 20A, 21A, 21B, 23A, and 23B - Open April 15 through November 30.

(b) Areas 23C and 23D - Open December 1 through April 14.

(c) All other areas are closed the entire year, except by permit from the director.

(2) Licensing: A bottomfish pot fishery license is the license required to operate the gear provided for in this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-05-043, 220-48-071, filed 2/11/98, effective 3/14/98; 94-12-009 (Order 94-23), 220-48-071, filed 5/19/94, effective 6/19/94; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-48-071, filed 3/27/84; 82-24-080 (Order 82-215), 220-48-071, filed 12/1/82, effective 1/1/83; 82-14-056 (Order 82-72), 220-48-071, filed 7/1/82.]