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

July 29, 2015

Changes to ocean salmon fishery in Neah Bay

Action: Anglers will no longer be able to keep chinook as part of their salmon daily limit in Marine Area 4.

Effective Dates: Aug. 2 through Sept. 30, 2015

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Marine Area 4, Neah Bay

Reason for action: The fishery is nearing the chinook guideline in Neah Bay. The current daily limit is 2 salmon, only 1 of which may be a chinook, plus 2 additional pink, release wild coho. Beginning Aug. 2 the daily limit will change to chinook non-retention with 2 salmon plus 2 additional pink, release chinook, chum and wild coho. In accordance with previously announced rules beginning Aug. 1 chum may not be retained and chinook may not be kept east of the Bonilla Tatoosh line.

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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