Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 22, 2018

Halibut fishing to open 7 days per week in nearshore fishery of Marine Area 1

Action: Opens the recreational halibut fishery in the nearshore area of Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) seven days per week effective Thursday, May 24. The all-depth fishery in Marine Area 1 remains closed.

Effective date: May 24, 2018.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine Area 1 nearshore area. Coordinates for the nearshore fishery are available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/halibut/.

Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining in the nearshore halibut fishery to increase the number of days per week it is open to seven days per week from three (Monday through Wednesday).

This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

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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