77.65.210  <<  77.65.220 >>   77.65.240

Commercial fishery licenses for shellfish fisheriesFeesRules for species, gear, and areas. (Effective until January 1, 2019.)

(1) This section establishes commercial fishery licenses required for shellfish fisheries and the annual fees for those licenses. The director may issue a limited-entry commercial fishery license only to a person who meets the qualifications established in applicable governing sections of this title.
Fishery
(Governing section(s))
Annual Fee
Application Fee
Vessel
Required?
Limited
Entry?
 
Resident
Nonresident
 
 
 
(a) Burrowing shrimp
$235
$310
$105
Yes
No
(b) Crab ring net-
$180
$255
$ 70
Yes
No
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(c) Dungeness crab-coastal (RCW 77.70.280)
$345
$420
$105
Yes
Yes
(d) Dungeness crab-
$180
$255
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.110)
 
 
 
 
 
(e) Emerging commercial fishery (RCW 77.70.160 and 77.65.400)
$335
$410
$105
Determined
by rule
Determined
by rule
(f) Geoduck (RCW
$ 0
$ 0
$ 70
Yes
Yes
77.70.220)
 
 
 
 
 
(g) Hardshell clam
$580
$655
$ 70
Yes
No
mechanical
harvester
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.65.250)
 
 
 
 
 
(h) Oyster reserve
$180
$255
$ 70
No
No
(RCW 77.65.260)
 
 
 
 
 
(i) Razor clam
$180
$255
$105
No
No
(j) Sea cucumber dive
$280
$355
$105
Yes
Yes
(RCW 77.70.190)
 
 
 
 
 
(k) Sea urchin dive
$280
$355
$105
Yes
Yes
(RCW 77.70.150)
 
 
 
 
 
(l) Shellfish dive
$180
$255
$ 70
Yes
No
(m) Shellfish pot
$180
$255
$ 70
Yes
No
(n) Shrimp pot-
$335
$410
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.410)
 
 
 
 
 
(o) Shrimp trawl-
$335
$410
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.420)
 
 
 
 
 
(p) Spot shrimp-coastal
$335
$410
$ 70
Yes
Yes
(q) Squid
$335
$410
$ 70
Yes
No
(2) The director may by rule determine the species of shellfish that may be taken with the commercial fishery licenses established in this section, the gear that may be used with the licenses, and the areas or waters in which the licenses may be used. Where a fishery license has been established for a particular species, gear, geographical area, or combination thereof, a more general fishery license may not be used to take shellfish in that fishery.

NOTES:

FindingIntentEffective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 8: See notes following RCW 77.08.010.
Effective date2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.
FindingPurposeIntent1999 c 239: "The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to convert the Puget Sound shrimp fishery from the status of an emerging fishery to that of a limited entry fishery. The purpose of this act is to initiate this conversion, recognizing that additional details associated with the shrimp fishery limited entry program will need to be developed. The legislature intends to complete the development of the laws associated with this limited entry fishery program during the next regular legislative session and will consider recommendations from the industry and the department during this program." [ 1999 c 239 § 1.]
FindingSeverability1994 c 260: See notes following RCW 77.70.280.
Effective date1994 c 260 §§ 1-5, 9-19, and 21-24: See note following RCW 77.70.280.
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.
SeverabilityEffective date1977 ex.s. c 327: See notes following RCW 77.65.150.
Effective dates1971 ex.s. c 283: See note following RCW 77.65.170.
Dungeness crab-Puget Sound fishery license endorsement: RCW 77.70.110.

Commercial fishery licenses for shellfish fisheriesFeesRules for species, gear, and areas. (Effective January 1, 2019.)

(1) This section establishes commercial fishery licenses required for shellfish fisheries and the annual fees for those licenses. The director may issue a limited-entry commercial fishery license only to a person who meets the qualifications established in applicable governing sections of this title.
Fishery
(Governing section(s))
Annual Fee
Application Fee
Vessel
Required?
Limited
Entry?
 
Resident
Nonresident
 
 
 
(a) Burrowing shrimp
$235
$620
$105
Yes
No
(b) Crab ring net-
$180
$565
$ 70
Yes
No
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(c) Dungeness crab-coastal (RCW 77.70.280)
$345
$730
$105
Yes
Yes
(d) Dungeness crab-
$180
$565
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.110)
 
 
 
 
 
(e) Emerging commercial fishery (RCW 77.70.160 and 77.65.400)
$335
$720
$105
Determined
by rule
Determined
by rule
(f) Geoduck (RCW
$ 0
$ 0
$ 70
Yes
Yes
77.70.220)
 
 
 
 
 
(g) Hardshell clam
$580
$965
$ 70
Yes
No
mechanical
harvester
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.65.250)
 
 
 
 
 
(h) Oyster reserve
$180
$565
$ 70
No
No
(RCW 77.65.260)
 
 
 
 
 
(i) Razor clam
$180
$565
$105
No
No
(j) Sea cucumber dive
$280
$665
$105
Yes
Yes
(RCW 77.70.190)
 
 
 
 
 
(k) Sea urchin dive
$280
$665
$105
Yes
Yes
(RCW 77.70.150)
 
 
 
 
 
(l) Shellfish dive
$180
$565
$ 70
Yes
No
(m) Shellfish pot
$180
$565
$ 70
Yes
No
(n) Shrimp pot-
$335
$720
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.410)
 
 
 
 
 
(o) Shrimp trawl-
$335
$720
$105
Yes
Yes
Puget Sound
 
 
 
 
 
(RCW 77.70.420)
 
 
 
 
 
(p) Spot shrimp-coastal
$335
$720
$ 70
Yes
Yes
(q) Squid
$335
$720
$ 70
Yes
No
(2) The director may by rule determine the species of shellfish that may be taken with the commercial fishery licenses established in this section, the gear that may be used with the licenses, and the areas or waters in which the licenses may be used. Where a fishery license has been established for a particular species, gear, geographical area, or combination thereof, a more general fishery license may not be used to take shellfish in that fishery.

NOTES:

Effective date2018 c 235: See note following RCW 77.65.150.
FindingIntentEffective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 8: See notes following RCW 77.08.010.
Effective date2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.
FindingPurposeIntent1999 c 239: "The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to convert the Puget Sound shrimp fishery from the status of an emerging fishery to that of a limited entry fishery. The purpose of this act is to initiate this conversion, recognizing that additional details associated with the shrimp fishery limited entry program will need to be developed. The legislature intends to complete the development of the laws associated with this limited entry fishery program during the next regular legislative session and will consider recommendations from the industry and the department during this program." [ 1999 c 239 § 1.]
FindingSeverability1994 c 260: See notes following RCW 77.70.280.
Effective date1994 c 260 §§ 1-5, 9-19, and 21-24: See note following RCW 77.70.280.
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.
SeverabilityEffective date1977 ex.s. c 327: See notes following RCW 77.65.150.
Effective dates1971 ex.s. c 283: See note following RCW 77.65.170.
Dungeness crab-Puget Sound fishery license endorsement: RCW 77.70.110.
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