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Chapter 77.70 RCW



HTMLPDF 77.70.005Definitions.
HTMLPDF 77.70.010License renewed subject to RCW 77.65.080.
HTMLPDF 77.70.020No harvest opportunity during yearLicense requirements waivedEffect on license limitation programs.
HTMLPDF 77.70.040Administrative review of department's decisionHearingProcedures.
HTMLPDF 77.70.050Salmon charter boatsLimitation on issuance of licensesRenewalTransfer.
HTMLPDF 77.70.060Salmon charter boatsAngler permit, when required.
HTMLPDF 77.70.070Salmon charter boatsAngler permitNumber of anglers.
HTMLPDF 77.70.080Salmon charter boatsAngler permitTotal number of anglers limitedPermit transferFees.
HTMLPDF 77.70.090Commercial salmon fishing licenses and delivery licensesLimitationsTransfer.
HTMLPDF 77.70.100Commercial salmon fishery license or salmon delivery licenseReversion to department following government confiscation of vessel.
HTMLPDF 77.70.110Dungeness crab-Puget Sound fishery licenseLimitationsQualifications.
HTMLPDF 77.70.120Herring fishery licenseLimitations on issuance.
HTMLPDF 77.70.130Whiting-Puget Sound fishery licenseLimitation on issuance.
HTMLPDF 77.70.140Whiting-Puget Sound fishery licenseTransferable to family members.
HTMLPDF 77.70.150Sea urchin dive fishery licenseLimitation on issuanceTransfer of licenseIssuance of new licenses.
HTMLPDF 77.70.160Emerging commercial fishery designationExperimental fishery permits.
HTMLPDF 77.70.170Emerging commercial fishery designationLegislative review.
HTMLPDF 77.70.180Emerging commercial fisheryLicense statusRecommendations to legislatureInformation included in report.
HTMLPDF 77.70.190Sea cucumber dive fishery licenseLimitation on issuanceTransfer of licenseFeeIssuance of new licenses.
HTMLPDF 77.70.200Herring spawn on kelp fishery licensesNumber limited.
HTMLPDF 77.70.210Herring spawn on kelp fishery licenseAuction.
HTMLPDF 77.70.220Geoduck fishery licenseFeesConditions and limitationsOSHA regulationsViolationsVessel identification number/fee.
HTMLPDF 77.70.230Ocean pink shrimpDelivery licenseRequirements and criteriaContinuous participation.
HTMLPDF 77.70.240Ocean pink shrimpDelivery licenseRequirements and criteriaHistorical participation.
HTMLPDF 77.70.250Ocean pink shrimpDelivery licenseLicense transferLicense suspension.
HTMLPDF 77.70.260Ocean pink shrimpSingle delivery licenseFees.
HTMLPDF 77.70.280Crab fisheryLicense requiredDungeness crab-coastal fishery licenseCoastal crab and replacement vessel definedFederal fleet reduction program.
HTMLPDF 77.70.290Crab taken in offshore watersCriteria for landing in Washington stateLimitations.
HTMLPDF 77.70.300Crab taken in offshore watersDungeness crab offshore delivery licenseFee.
HTMLPDF 77.70.310Transfer of Dungeness crab-coastal fishery licensesFee.
HTMLPDF 77.70.320Coastal crab accountCreatedRevenuesExpenditures.
HTMLPDF 77.70.330Coastal crab account expendituresManagement of coastal crab resource.
HTMLPDF 77.70.340Criteria for nonresident Dungeness crab-coastal fishery license for Oregon residentsSection effective contingent upon reciprocal statutory authority in Oregon.
HTMLPDF 77.70.350Restrictions on vessel designations and substitutions on Dungeness crab-coastal fishery licenses.
HTMLPDF 77.70.360Dungeness crab-coastal fishery licensesLimitation on new licensesRequirements for renewal.
HTMLPDF 77.70.370Limitation on taking crab in the exclusive economic zone of Oregon or CaliforniaSection effective contingent upon reciprocal legislation by both Oregon and California.
HTMLPDF 77.70.390Reduction of landing requirements under RCW 77.70.280Procedure.
HTMLPDF 77.70.400Coastal Dungeness crab resource plan.
HTMLPDF 77.70.410Shrimp pot-Puget Sound fisheryLimited entry fisheryLicense analogous to personal propertyTransferabilityAlternate operator designation.
HTMLPDF 77.70.420Shrimp trawl-Puget Sound fisheryLimited entry fisheryLicense analogous to personal propertyTransferabilityAlternate operator.
HTMLPDF 77.70.430Puget Sound crab pot buoy tag programFeeCoastal crab pot buoy tag programFeeReview.
HTMLPDF 77.70.440Puget Sound crab pot buoy tag account.
HTMLPDF 77.70.442Washington coastal crab pot buoy tag account.
HTMLPDF 77.70.450Commercial fisheries buyback account.
HTMLPDF 77.70.460Collection of feeFee scheduleDeposit of moneys.
HTMLPDF 77.70.470Ban on assessing fee under RCW 77.70.460.
HTMLPDF 77.70.480Pacific sardinesPurse seine fishery license or temporary annual fishery permit required.
HTMLPDF 77.70.490Pacific sardine purse seine fishery licenseFeesTemporary annual fishery permitFeesAdoption of rules regarding bycatch.
HTMLPDF 77.70.500Crab pot removal permitShellfish pot removal permitRulesPenalty.
HTMLPDF 77.70.510Washington-coastal spot shrimp pot fishery license.