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

August 26, 2011

Coastal lingcod fishing area closure

Action: Closes a portion of Marine Area 1 to lingcod fishing.

Effective Dates: 12:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2011 until further notice.

Species affected: Lingcod

Location: That portion of Marine Area 1 from 46 degrees N 38'10" to 46 degrees N 28'00".

Reason for Action: Reduce impacts to two overfished bottomfish species: Yelloweye and canary rockfish.

Information contacts: Heather Reed (360) 249-4628

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