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

July 6, 2012

Sockeye retention prohibited from Bonneville Dam upstream to Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco

Action: Prohibits retention of sockeye in the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.

Effective dates: July 9, 2012 until further notice

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.

Other Information: This area remains open through July for hatchery summer Chinook.

Reason for action: The sockeye restriction is necessary because the Snake River portion of the sockeye run is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and non-Indian fisheries are limited to a 1% harvest rate on these fish, which is expected to be reached by July 8.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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