Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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August 26, 2016

Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early

Action: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Aug. 27.

Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.

Species affected: All salmon.

Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco); Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Oregon.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the preseason coho quota of 18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27. Closing the salmon fishery early will help ensure compliance with conservation objectives.

Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River remains open as scheduled. For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information Contact: Kyle Adicks, 360-902-2664.

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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