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

August 15, 2011

Chinook salmon daily limit change in Marine Areas 1 and 2

Action: Anglers can only keep 1 chinook as part of their 2 salmon daily limit in marine areas 1 and 2, release wild coho.

Effective Dates: Aug. 14, 2011 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine areas 1 and 2

Reason for Action: Chinook catch rates have been higher than expected. Reduction in the Chinook daily limit is needed to ensure the coastal salmon fishery meets the season objectives.

Other information: Marine Areas 1, 3, and 4 are open to fishing 7 days per week.

Information contacts: Doug Milward, Ocean salmon fisheries manager (360) 902-2739.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropri