Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 27, 2011

Halibut fishing in Marine Area 1 will close after Saturday, June 4

Action: Close the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco/Chinook) to recreational halibut fishing after Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2011

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco/Chinook)

Reason for action: There is sufficient halibut quota remaining in Marine Area 1 to allow the fishery to remain open through June 4, 2011. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Anglers are encouraged to check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website or hotline for information regarding re-openings.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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