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PDFWAC 220-354-030

Sale and purchase of commercial caught salmon.

(1) It is unlawful for any person licensed to take salmon for commercial purposes as required under chapter 77.65 RCW to:
(a) Possess for personal use more than three salmon per landing and delivery, regardless of species, provided that:
(i) The commercial season is open for the species taken; and
(ii) The fish retained are lawful to possess when taken by the gear type for which the person is licensed to fish; and
(iii) The daily limit and possession limit described in this subsection also apply to crew members of the fishing vessel designated on the commercial fishing license.
(b) Fail to report and document all salmon taken during a commercial fishery on state of Washington fish receiving tickets, including fish retained for personal use.
(c) Sell any salmon taken under such license to anyone other than a wholesale fish buyer located within or outside the state of Washington: Except that a person who is a wholesale fish buyer or limited fish seller under the provisions of RCW 77.65.340 or 77.15.510 may sell his catch to individuals or corporations other than licensed wholesale fish buyers.
(d) Sell, barter or attempt to sell or barter salmon eggs that have been removed from the body cavity of salmon unless all carcasses from which eggs have been removed are sold to the same buyer except this subsection does not apply to troll caught salmon or the eggs from such salmon.
(e) Discard salmon that may be lawfully retained except fishers may discard salmon that are unmarketable due to pinniped predation.
(2) It is unlawful for a wholesale fish buyer to purchase or attempt to purchase salmon eggs without also purchasing all male and female salmon taken by the fisher, including the salmon carcasses from which the eggs were removed.
(3) Violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.550 Violation of commercial fishing area or timePenalty.
(4) Violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.280 Reporting of fish or wildlife harvestRules violationPenalty.
(5) Violation of subsection (1)(c) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.620 Engaging in fish dealing activityUnlicensedPenalty.
(6) Violation of subsections (1)(d) and (2) of this section are punishable under RCW 77.15.260 Unlawful trafficking in fish, shellfish, or wildlifePenalty.
(7) Violation of subsection (1)(e) of this section is punishable under RCW 77.15.170 Waste of fish and wildlifePenalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-11-022 (Order 18-91), § 220-354-030, filed 5/4/18, effective 6/4/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090, 77.04.130, 77.15.568, 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, and 77.65.520. WSR 17-22-100, § 220-354-030, filed 10/30/17, effective 1/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-354-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 03-10-010 (Order 03-79), § 220-20-016, filed 4/25/03, effective 5/26/03; WSR 01-07-015 (Order 01-32), § 220-20-016, filed 3/13/01, effective 4/13/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-20-016, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99; WSR 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), § 220-20-016, filed 5/10/85; WSR 80-01-021 (Order 79-137), § 220-20 -016, filed 12/14/79.]
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