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

August 2, 2016

Salmon season closes Aug. 5 in Marine Area 9

Action: Closes salmon fishing in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), excluding the Edmonds Public Fishing Pier.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers had caught 2,898 fish, or 95 percent, of the chinook quota of 3,056 fish for Marine Area 9. WDFW anticipates the remaining quota will be caught by the time the fishery closes.. The chinook fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans.

Other information: The catch estimates and quotas for marine areas 9 and 10 can be found at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html.

Anglers can fish for chinook in other Puget Sound marine areas, including areas 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point), 6 (east Juan de Fuca strait), 7 (San Juan Islands), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), south of Ayock Point in area 12 (Hood Canal), and Tulalip Terminal Area.

Marine Area 9 is scheduled to reopen in November for chinook.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/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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