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

June 29, 2004

Sockeye retention begins June 30 on Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to Highway 395 Bridge

Action: Allow the retention of sockeye during the salmon fishery.

Effective Date: June 30 through September 30, 2004

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to the Highway 395 bridge at Pasco.

Reason for action: The expected return of 115,000 sockeye is strong enough to allow some recreational harvest opportunity and remain within Endangered Species Act guidelines.

Other information: See WDFW fishing regulation pamphlet, as the daily limit for salmon varies by area and time. Sockeye may now be retained as part of the adul