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State seeks input on proposed rules for fishing guides

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities. (Courtesy)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities. (Courtesy)
From staff reports

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities.

Under the proposed rules, fishing guides would provide WDFW with information such as the date and location of each guided fishing trip, the number of anglers on board and the number and type of fish species caught per trip.

WDFW relies on individual anglers to report their catch information but does not have a means of tracking whether the activity was part of a guided fishing trip, said Kelly Cunningham, deputy assistant director for WDFW’s Fish Program.

Draft rules are posted for public review on the department’s website at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/commercial/guide-logbook. WDFW will accept public comments submitted through 5 p.m. on June 7 on that website, by email to Rules.Coordinator@dfw.wa.gov, or by mail to Scott Bird, WDFW Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia.

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