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Salmon charter boatsLimitation on issuance of licensesRenewalTransfer.

(1) After May 28, 1977, the director shall issue no new salmon charter licenses. A person may renew an existing salmon charter license only if the person held the license sought to be renewed during the previous year or acquired the license by transfer from someone who held it during the previous year, and if the person has not subsequently transferred the license to another person.
(2) Salmon charter licenses may be renewed each year. A salmon charter license which is not renewed each year shall not be renewed further.
(3) Subject to the restrictions in RCW 77.65.020, salmon charter licenses are transferable from one license holder to another.


Finding, intentCaptions not lawEffective dateSeverability1993 c 340: See notes following RCW 77.65.010.
Effective dateIntent1979 c 101: See notes following RCW 77.70.060.
Legislative findings1977 ex.s. c 106: "The legislature finds that the wise management and economic health of the state's salmon fishery are of continued importance to the people of the state and to the economy of the state as a whole. The legislature finds that charter boats licensed by the state for use by the state's charter boat fishing industry have increased in quantity. The legislature finds that limitations on the number of licensed charter boats will tend to improve the management of the charter boat fishery and the economic health of the charter boat industry. The state therefore must use its authority to regulate the number of licensed boats in use by the state's charter boat industry in a manner provided in this chapter so that management and economic health of the salmon fishery may be improved." [ 1977 ex.s. c 106 § 1. Formerly RCW 75.30.010.]
Severability1977 ex.s. c 106: "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 106 § 10.]
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