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

November 20, 2015

Marine Area 10 closes to salmon fishing except year-round piers

Action: Fishing for salmon is closed in Marine Area 10, excluding year-round piers.

Effective Date: 12:01 A.M., Dec. 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016.

Species affected: salmon

Location: Marine Area 10 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round piers.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that total chinook encounters exceed preseason expectations for Area 10. Year-round fishing pier impacts on chinook are expected to be minimal. Area 10 is closing to chum retention to minimize associated impacts on non-target salmon as the chum salmon run timing data indicates the run will be nearly complete by the end of November.

Other information: Year-round fishing piers are open effective Dec. 1 following the permanent rules as listed in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

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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