Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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July 23, 2015

Chinook harvest closes in Marine Area 9

Action: Closes harvest of hatchery chinook in Area 9, except Edmonds Public Fishing Pier. Opens salmon fishing south of Foulweather Bluff and Olele Point.

Effective Date: Monday, July 27 through Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that landed catch of chinook will exceed the preseason expectations. The chinook fishery is closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans.

South of Foulweather Bluff and Olele Point is closed during the chinook mark-selective fishery in compliance with state and tribal management plans. Surplus pink and coho are available for harvest.

Other information: Daily limit is 2 salmon plus 2 additional pink salmon. Release chinook and chum. 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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