ABSTRACT

The State Fisheries Board shall have the power to investigate the habits, supply, and economic use of, and to classify, the food fishes in the waters of the State of Washington and, from time to time, make, adopt, amend, and promulgate rules and regulations governing the taking thereof, (1) fixing the times when the taking of the several classes of, and all, food fishes is prohibited, (2) specifying and defining the place and waters in which the taking of the several classes of, and all, food fishes is prohibited, and (3) defining, fixing and prescribing the kind of gear, appliances, or other means that may be used in taking the several classes of food fishes, and the times, places, and manner of using the same.4