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

May 1, 2012

Tulalip Terminal area fishery opening delayed until May 18

Action: The Tulalip Terminal Area Fishery (Tulalip Bubble) remains closed for salmon fishing through May 17.

Effective Dates: May 4, through May 17, 2012

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Waters of Marine Area 8-2 west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point.

Reason for action: Delays the start of the salmon fishery at the Tulalip Bay Terminal Area by two weeks to accommodate the Tulalip Tribes? ceremonial and subsistence fisheries.

Other Information: The Tulalip Terminal Area Fishery is only open Friday through 11:59 a.m. Monday of each week, May 18 through June 8 and June 10 through September 3. The fishery is closed on June 9. The daily limit is 2 salmon. Beginning Sept. 8, the area will be open only on Saturday and Sunday of each week through Sept. 23. Anglers will be allowed to use two fishing poles in the Tulalip Terminal Area from June 10 through Sept. 23, with the purchase of a two pole endorsement. All other regulations remain in effect.

Information contacts: Steve Thiesfeld, Puget Sound Salmon Manager, 360-902-2715.

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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