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

August 24, 2011

Changes to ocean salmon season

Action: Change daily bag limit in Catch Record Card Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 to two salmon, release chinook and wild coho.

Beginning Monday Aug. 29 Marine Area 2 will be open 7 days a week.

Effective Dates: Aug. 29 through Sept. 30 2011, in Marine Area 1 and Aug. 29 through Sept. 18, 2011 in Marine Areas 2, 3 and 4.

Species affected: Chinook and coho Salmon

Location: Catch Record Card Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4

Reason for Action: There is not enough chinook in the quota to allow retention.

Other information: Marine Areas 1, 3 and 4 are already open 7 days a week.

Information contacts: Doug Milward

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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