SPORT FISHERY COMMITTEE
Â Â Proposal #286 â€“ fails – redefine possession limits.Â The board committed to developing a task force to address the definition of possession limits; preserved vs unpreserved product; possible changes to the daily and possession limit for individual species if changes to the possession limit definition is adopted by the task force; labeling of sport fish; transfer of possession and access to the sport fishermenâ€™s catch at all times to enforcement and creel census samplers at all times until arriving at their residence or leaving the state. Proposal #137 â€“ failed as amended – SEAFAâ€™s proposal to establish a daily bag limit of two fish for all species unless otherwise specified.Â Board immediately offered substitute language to address blackcod only.Â The first amendment was for a sport fish bag limit of 6 blackcod daily; no possession limit and no annual limit.Â A suggested amendment was for 2 fish daily 4 fish annual limit that never was seconded.Â Another amendment was offered that changed the bag limit to 2 fish daily/ 4 fish in possession and 8 annual for non-residents. Amendment failed 3 / 4 .Â Vote on the main motion of 6 daily/ no annual limit failed 3 / 4.Â So at this point in the meeting there was still no bag limits on black cod. see proposal #298 for continuation of this blackcod bag limits.Proposal #288 â€“ fails 1/5 â€“ Establish a non-resident coho salmon annual limit of 12 fish and require non-transferable harvest record in possession when angling for coho salmon.
Proposal #289 â€“ fails 2/5 â€“ require nonresidents to record coho harvest on a non-transferable harvest record.
Proposal #293 â€“ fails â€“ Increase limits for harvest of dogfish and change reporting requirements.
Proposal #294 â€“ fails â€“ close regional aquaculture association terminal harvest areas to guided sport harvest of salmon not financed by the state.
Proposal #298 â€“ passes as amended 6/1 â€“ original proposal dealt with allowing the use of electric reels. Â The proposal was amended to deal with the bag limit issue on blackcod.Â The amendment was for sport fishery daily bag limit of 4 fish daily/ 8 in possession / 12 annual limit.Â Â Â At the end of the meeting the Board reconsidered blackcod bag limits and changed the bag limit to 2 daily 4 in possession and 8 annual.Â Â
Proposal #297 â€“ tabled until the Statewide finfish meeting in March of 2010.Â Possible language was submitted for consideration at the meeting that would allow electric reels that are meant for sport fishing.Â