Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 22, 2011

Marine Area 1 to close to recreational halibut fishing at the end of the day Sept. 30

Action: Close the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1.

Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2011.

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco/Chinook)

Reason for action: Federal regulations allow the Pacific halibut fishery to remain open in this area until the quota is taken or Sept. 30 whichever occurs first. There is sufficient quota to allow the recreational halibut fishery to remain open through Sept. 30.

Other information: Daily limit one halibut, no minimum size limit. The possession limit is two daily limits of halibut in any form, except the possession limit aboard the fishing vessel is one daily limit.

Information contacts: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202

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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