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Ocean pink shrimpDefined.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, as used in this chapter "ocean pink shrimp" means the species Pandalus jordani.
[ 1993 c 376 s 2. Formerly RCW 75.28.720.]


Findings1993 c 376: "The legislature finds that the offshore Washington, Oregon, and California commercial ocean pink shrimp fishery is composed of a mobile fleet, fishing the entire coast from Washington to California and landing its catch in the state nearest the area being fished. The legislature further finds that the ocean pink shrimp fishery currently uses the entire available resource, and has the potential to become overcapitalized. The legislature further finds that overcapitalization can lead to economic destabilization, and that reductions in fishing opportunities from licensing restrictions imposed for conservation needs and the economic well-being of the ocean pink shrimp industry creates uncertainty. The legislature further finds that it is [in] the best interest of the ocean pink shrimp resource, commercial ocean pink shrimp fishers, and ocean pink shrimp processors in the state, to limit the number of fishers who make landings of ocean pink shrimp into the state of Washington to those persons who have historically and continuously participated in the ocean pink shrimp fishery." [ 1993 c 376 s 1.]
Effective date1993 c 376: "This act shall take effect January 1, 1994." [ 1993 c 376 s 12.]
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