Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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June 28, 2018

Clarifies regulations for salmon fishery in Marine Area 12, Ayock Point

Action: Clarifies that the daily limit south of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 is four salmon, up to four of which may be hatchery chinook. Anglers must release chum and wild chinook.

The 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet erroneously states that anglers can keep only two hatchery chinook as part of the four salmon limit.

Effective date: July 1-Sept. 30, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: South of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal).

Reason for action: This corrects an error in the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. These regulations were agreed to with co-managers during the annual North of Falcon salmon season-setting process.

Additional information: Other Puget Sound marine areas that open July 1 to salmon fishing include marine areas 5 (Sekiu) and 7 (San Juan Islands). Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) opens July 3. Check the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet, which is available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for more information.

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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