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RCW 77.65.150

Charter licenses and angler permits—Fees—"Charter boat" defined—Oregon charter boats—Salmon charter license renewal.

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(1) The director shall issue the charter licenses and angler permits listed in this section according to the requirements of this title. The licenses and permits and their annual license fees, application fees, and surcharges are:
 
License
or
Permit
Annual Fee
(RCW 77.95.090 Surcharge)
(RCW 77.12.702 Surcharge)
Appli-cation Fee
Governing
Section
 
 
Resident
Nonresident
 
 
(a)
Non-salmon charter
$225
(plus $35 for RCW 77.12.702 Surcharge)
$375
(plus $35 for RCW 77.12.702 Surcharge)
$ 70
 
(b)
Salmon charter
$380
(plus $100)
(plus $35 for RCW 77.12.702 Surcharge)
$685
(plus $100)
(plus $35 for RCW 77.12.702 Surcharge)
$105
(c)
Salmon angler
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0
(d)
Salmon roe
$ 95
$ 95
$ 70
(2) A salmon charter license designating a vessel is required to operate a charter boat from which persons may, for a fee, fish for salmon, other food fish, and shellfish. The director may issue a salmon charter license only to a person who meets the qualifications of RCW 77.70.050.
(3) A nonsalmon charter license designating a vessel is required to operate a charter boat from which persons may, for a fee, fish for food fish other than salmon, albacore tuna, and shellfish.
(4)(a) "Charter boat" means a vessel from which persons may, for a fee, fish for food fish or shellfish for personal use in those state waters set forth in (b) of this subsection. "Charter boat" also means a vessel from which persons may, for a fee, fish for food fish or shellfish for personal use in offshore waters or in the waters of other states. The director may specify by rule when a vessel is a "charter boat" within this definition.
(b) A person may not operate a vessel from which persons may, for a fee, fish for food fish or shellfish in Puget Sound, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, Pacific Ocean waters, Lake Washington, or the Columbia river below the bridge at Longview unless the vessel is designated on a charter boat license.
(5) A charter boat licensed in Oregon may fish without a Washington charter license under the same rules as Washington charter boat operators in ocean waters within the jurisdiction of Washington state from the southern border of the state of Washington to Leadbetter Point, as long as the Oregon vessel does not take on or discharge passengers for any purpose from any Washington port, the Washington shore, or a dock, landing, or other point in Washington. The provisions of this subsection shall be in effect as long as the state of Oregon has reciprocal laws and regulations.
(6) A salmon charter license under subsection (1)(b) of this section may be renewed if the license holder notifies the department by May 1st of that year that he or she will not participate in the fishery during that calendar year. The license holder must pay the one hundred dollar enhancement surcharge, a thirty-five dollar surcharge to be deposited in the rockfish research account created in RCW 77.12.702, plus a one hundred five dollar application fee, in order to be considered a valid renewal and eligible to renew the license the following year.
NOTES:
Effective date2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.
FindingsIntentEffective date2007 c 442: See notes following RCW 77.12.702.
Effective date1997 c 76: See note following RCW 77.65.160.
Contingent effective date1993 sp.s. c 17 §§ 34-47: See note following RCW 77.65.020.
FindingContingent effective dateSeverability1993 sp.s. c 17: See notes following RCW 77.32.520.
Severability1979 c 60: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1979 c 60 § 4.]
Legislative intentFunding of salmon enhancement facilitiesUse of license fees1977 ex.s. c 327: "The long range economic development goals for the state of Washington shall include the restoration of salmon runs to provide an increased supply of this valuable renewable resource for the benefit of commercial and recreational users and the economic well-being of the state. For the purpose of providing funds for the planning, acquisition, construction, improvement, and operation of salmon enhancement facilities within the state it is the intent of the legislature that the revenues received from fees from the issuance of vessel delivery permits, charter boat licenses, trolling gear licenses, gill net gear licenses, purse seine gear licenses, reef net gear licenses, anadromous salmon angling licenses and all moneys received from all privilege fees and fish sales taxes collected on fresh or frozen salmon or parts thereof be utilized to fund such costs.
The salmon enhancement program funded by commercial and recreational fishing fees and taxes shall be for the express benefit of all persons whose fishing activities fall under the management authority of the Washington department of fisheries and who actively participate in the funding of the enhancement costs through the fees and taxes set forth in chapters 75.28 and 82.27 RCW or through other adequate funding methods." [ 1980 c 98 § 8; 1977 ex.s. c 327 § 1. Formerly RCW 75.18.100.]
Declaration of state policy1977 ex.s. c 327: "The legislature, recognizing that anadromous salmon within the waters of the state and offshore waters are fished for both recreational and commercial purposes and that the recreational anadromous salmon fishery is a major recreational and economic asset to the state and improves the quality of life for all residents of the state, declares that it is the policy of the state to enhance and improve recreational anadromous salmon fishing in the state." [ 1977 ex.s. c 327 § 10. Formerly RCW 75.28.600.]
Severability1977 ex.s. c 327: "If any provision of this 1977 amendatory act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1977 ex.s. c 327 § 34.]
Effective date1977 ex.s. c 327: "This 1977 amendatory act shall take effect on January 1, 1978." [ 1977 ex.s. c 327 § 35.]
Effective dates1971 ex.s. c 283: See note following RCW 77.65.170.
Limitation on issuance of salmon charter boat licenses: RCW 77.70.050.
Salmon charter boatsAngler permit, when required: RCW 77.70.060.
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