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

June 29, 2004

Sockeye retention starts June 30 on Columbia River from Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam

Action: Allow the retention of sockeye salmon

Effective dates: June 30 through July 31 and August 16 through September 30, 2004

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Columbia River from the Highway 395 bridge at Pasco upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.

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: Daily limit six salmon. No more than two adults may be retained.

Information contact: Cindy LeFleur, (360) 906-6708

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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