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

February 20, 2014

Salmon daily limit reduced after Feb. 23 in Marine Area 7

Action: Reduces daily limit to 1 salmon in Area 7.

Effective Date: Feb. 24 through April 30, 2014.

Species affected: All salmon.

Location: Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that encounters with legal size hatchery and wild chinook are projected to exceed 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 7. Anglers must release wild chinook. Bellingham Bay and Samish Bay will remain closed during April. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for specific regulations.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808

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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