77.70.390  <<  77.70.400 >>   77.70.410

Coastal Dungeness crab resource plan.

The department, with input from Dungeness crabcoastal fishery licensees and processors, shall prepare a resource plan to achieve even-flow harvesting and long-term stability of the coastal Dungeness crab resource. The plan may include pot limits, further reduction in the number of vessels, individual quotas, trip limits, area quotas, or other measures as determined by the department. The provisions of such a resource plan that are designed to effect a gear reduction or effort reduction based upon historical landing criteria are subject to the provisions of RCW 77.70.390 with respect to the consideration of extenuating circumstances.


FindingSeverability1994 c 260: See notes following RCW 77.70.280.
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