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

March 14, 2012

Rockfish retention allowed seaward of 30 fathoms in Marine Area 2

Action: In Marine Area 2 rockfish retention is allowed seaward of a line approximating the 30 fathom depth contour effective March 15, 2012. The 30 fathom bottomfish restriction in Marine Catch Area 2 is in place from March 15 through June 15. Possession of yelloweye and canary rockfish is prohibited at all times. The 30 fathom depth contour is described by the coordinates below:

47 31.70'N. lat., 124 37.03'W. long.

47 25.67'N. lat., 124 34.79'W. long.

47 12.82'N. lat., 124 29.12'W. long.

46 52.94'N. lat., 124 22.58'W. long.

46 44.18'N. lat., 124 18.00'W. long.

4638.17'N. lat., 12415.88'W. long.

Effective date: March 15, 2012

Species affected: All rockfish species except yelloweye and canary rockfish

Location: Marine Area 2

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC).

Information contact: 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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