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