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

June 11, 2015

Nearshore halibut fishing to open seven days per week in Marine Area 1

Action: Extend the days of the week that the nearshore recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) is open from three days per week to seven days per week.

Effective date: June 15, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1 (nearshore)

Reason for action: There is sufficient quota set aside for the nearshore recreational Pacific halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 to extend the days per week that the fishery is open from three days per week to seven days per week. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202

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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