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

March 3, 2004

Lingcod season to open on March 13, 2004 in most coastal waters

Action: The season for recreational lingcod opens March 13, 2004.

Effective date: March 13, 2004 through October 15, 2004

Species affected: Lingcod

Location: Marine Areas 1, 2 and 3.

Reason for action: This change is necessary so that state regulations conform to federal regulations for lingcod fishing in coastal waters. The federal government recently changed the opening date of the lingcod season and the requested change would change the opening date under state regulations to match the federal date.

Information contact: Greg Bargmann (360) 902-2825

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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