WAC 220-47-303: Puget Sound—Lawful Gear—Reef Nets

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-47-303
Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 220 > Chapter 220-47 > Section 220-47-303



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WAC 220-47-303

Puget Sound—Lawful gear—Reef nets.

(1) Lawful reef net salmon nets in Puget Sound must not exceed 300 meshes on any side nor contain meshes of a size less than 3-1/2 inches nor utilize more than two leads. Each of the leads must not exceed 200 feet in length, measured from the bows of the reef net boats to the nearest end of the head buoys. The use of any false, detached, or auxiliary lead is unlawful.
(2) It is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon with reef net gear unless the vessel operator is in immediate possession of a department-issued Puget Sound reef net logbook. Completed logs must be submitted and received within six working days to the department.
(3) It is unlawful to fish for salmon with reef net gear in Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 7 and 7A unless the vessel operator has attended a "Fish Friendly" best fishing practices workshop and is in immediate possession of a department-issued certification card.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-303, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-303, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; Order 988, § 220-47-303, filed 4/28/72.]