(1) A salmon delivery license is required for a commercial fishing vessel to deliver salmon taken for commercial purposes in offshore waters to a place or port in the state. As used in this section, "deliver" and "delivery" mean arrival at a place or port, and include arrivals from offshore waters to waters within the state and arrivals ashore from offshore waters. The annual fee for a salmon delivery license is three hundred eighty dollars for residents and six hundred eighty-five dollars for nonresidents. The application fee for a salmon delivery license is one hundred five dollars. The annual surcharge under RCW 77.95.090
is one hundred dollars for each license. Holders of nonlimited entry delivery licenses issued under RCW 77.65.210
may apply the nonlimited entry delivery license fee against the salmon delivery license fee.
(2) Only a person who meets the qualifications established in RCW 77.70.090
may hold a salmon delivery license issued under this section.
(3) A salmon delivery license authorizes no taking of salmon or other food fish or shellfish from the waters of the state.
(4) If the director determines that the operation of a vessel under a salmon delivery license results in the depletion or destruction of the state's salmon resource or the delivery into this state of salmon products prohibited by law, the director may revoke the license under the procedures of chapter 34.05
Effective date—2011 c 339:
See note following RCW 43.84.092
Finding—Severability—1994 c 260:
See notes following RCW 77.70.280
Effective date—1994 c 260 §§ 1-5, 9-19, and 21-24:
See note following RCW 77.70.280
Contingent effective date—1993 sp.s. c 17 §§ 34-47:
See note following RCW 77.65.020
Finding—Contingent effective date—Severability—1993 sp.s. c 17:
See notes following RCW 77.32.520
Legislative intent—Funding of salmon enhancement facilities—Use of license fees—Severability—Effective date—1977 ex.s. c 327:
See notes following RCW 77.65.150
Effective dates—1971 ex.s. c 283:
"The provisions of this 1971 amendatory act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately. The provisions of sections 1 to 10 inclusive of this 1971 amendatory act shall take effect on January 1, 1972." [ 1971 ex.s. c 283 § 16.
Limitations on issuance of salmon delivery licenses: RCW 77.70.090