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

September 1, 2011

Changes to ocean salmon season

Action: Change daily bag limit in Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 to two salmon only one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho.

Effective Dates: Sept. 5 through Sept. 30, 2011, in Marine Area 1 and Sept. 5 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 enough chinook in the quota to allow retention during the last few weeks of the season.

Other information: Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 are already open 7 days a week.

Information contacts: Doug Milward (360) 902-2739.

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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