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

August 24, 2018

Hatchery chinook retention to close in Marine Area 11

Action: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) will close to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon beginning Sunday, August 26.

Effective date: Aug. 26, 2018.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), excluding year-round docks and piers.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested over 95 percent of the summer quota through Aug. 23.

Additional information: Anglers may continue to retain 2 hatchery chinook salmon (excluding year-round docks and piers) through 11:59 pm, Saturday, Aug. 25. Anglers may also continue to retain 1 chinook salmon (wild or hatchery) at the year-round docks and piers listed in the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Anglers fishing in the marine area or from the docks/piers may also continue to retain hatchery and wild coho as part of the 2 salmon daily limit.

For more information, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW's website at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (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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