Fisheries Enforcement Officers patrol and enforce Title 6 and General Rules and Regulations and to assist any biological studies conducted by the Fisheries Division.
Protect Tribal treaty fishing rights, aid Tribal fishers, and help with Fisheries monitoring and research studies.
Create a vessel inspection program; increase the quality control of gear fisherman use for commercial fishing; facilitate the use of the Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Dept. and utilize this resource for fishermen in-need, as a result of substance abuse/intoxication while commercial fishing.
The fishing season consisted of White River, Puyallup, Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, Lake Union, Duwamish, and Elliot Bay with 3 active Enforcement Officers, and during the fourth quarter with only 2 active Enforcement Officers. The species covered were Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Chum. Biological studies completed were: warm water gill net study on Lake Washington and electro-shock study on Lake Sammamish.
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