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

September 12, 2012

Release chum on the Skokomish River

Action: Closes harvest of chum on the Skokomish River (Mason Co.).

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, 2012.

Species affected: Chum salmon.

Location: Skokomish River (Mason Co.) from the mouth to Highway 106 Bridge.

Reason for action: This emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and is interim until permanent rules take effect. This regulation was agreed upon to protect ESA listed summer chum salmon.

Other information: Salmon fishing is open from Sept.16 through Dec.15. Daily bag limit of 6, which up to 4 may be adults. Release chinook. Release chum from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for other specific regulations.