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

March 4, 2013

Chinook daily limit reduced after March 5 in Marine Area 9

Action: Reduces daily limit to 1 salmon in Area 9.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that encounters with legal size hatchery and wild Chinook have exceeded the preseason expectations which were set to ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans. The fishery is being modified to control impacts on stocks of concern.

Other information: Reduces daily limit to one salmon in Area 9, including the Edmonds Fishing Pier. Release wild Chinook except at Edmonds Fishing Pier. Anglers should consu