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

June 7, 2016

Nearshore halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 to close June 9

Action: The Marine Area 1 (Columbia River) nearshore quota is projected to be taken.

Effective date: June 9, 2016

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1

Reason for action: The Marine Area 1 recreational halibut fishery has taken the Pacific halibut quota set aside for the nearshore fishery. There are not enough quota pounds remaining for another day, this area will be closed to recreational halibut fishing for the remainder of the year. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC).

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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