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

August 29, 2013

Marine Areas 1 and 2 to include wild coho in the two salmon daily limit

Action: In Catch Record Card Areas 1 and 2 the daily limit will change to include wild coho in the two salmon daily limit.

Effective dates: Wild coho retention starts Sunday Sept. 1 in Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Friday Sept. 6 in Area 2 (Westport).

Species affected: Coho salmon

Location: Catch Record Card Areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport)

Reason for action: Enough quota remains in each ocean sport sub area coho quota to allow the daily limit to include keeping wild coho in Areas 1 and 2.

Other information: Area 3 (LaPush) and Area 4 (Neah Bay) will remain a selective fishery for coho.

Information Contact: Doug Milward 360-902-2739

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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