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

August 6, 2004

Chinook retention to close beginning August 9 in Marine Areas 5 and 6

Action: Closure to retention of all chinook in Areas 5 and 6.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. August 9, 2004

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Catch record card area 5 (Sekiu) and the portion of Area 6 west of Ediz Hook at Port Angeles. The eastern portion of Area 6 also remains closed to the retention of chinook.

Reason for action: The fishery management quota of 3,500 hatchery chinook is expected to be reached by the end of Sunday, August 8.

Other information: Both areas remain open to salmon fishing for hatchery coho and sockeye.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 902-2700

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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