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

September 2, 2015

Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 to include wild coho in daily salmon limits

Action: In Catch Record Card Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 daily limits will change to allow retention of wild coho in daily salmon limits.

Effective date: Sept. 4, 2015

Species affected: Coho salmon

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco), 2 (Westport), 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay).

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains in each ocean sport sub-area coho quota to allow wild coho retention as part of daily limits.

Other information: Daily limits for other species vary by area but remain unchanged:

The daily limit in Marine Areas 1 and 2 will be two salmon.

The daily limit in Marine Area 3 will be two salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook, plus two additional pink salmon.

The daily limit in Marine Area 4 will be two salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook, plus two additional pink salmon, release chum salmon.

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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