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

May 30, 2018

Salmon season opens June 1 in Marine Area 11 with a modified daily catch limit

Action: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) will open June 1 for salmon fishing as listed in the 2017-18 pamphlet but anglers will be able to retain only one hatchery chinook as part of a two-salmon daily limit; release wild chinook.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 1, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island).

Reason for action: This emergency rule modifies fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet to reflect fisheries agreed to during this year's North of Falcon, the annual salmon-season setting process.

Other information: Anglers will be allowed to retain 2 salmon but only 1 chinook as part of the daily salmon limit for the summer fishery. For the 2018 summer season, Area 11 will have a chinook catch quota of 5,344 fish. Fishery managers anticipate that the lower daily catch limit will allow the chinook fishery to remain open through the summer.

Information contact: Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807.

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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