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, 2004

Wild coho retention allowed in Westport beginning Aug. 29

Action: Allow the retention of all legal size coho in the recreational fishery in Area 2 beginning Aug. 29 through September 19 or 10,000 fish quota.

Effective dates: Aug. 29 through September 19, 2004

Species affected: Coho

Location: Marine Area 2

Reason for action: A non-selective coho fishery with a reduced quota beginning August 29 will improve the quality of the fishery and stay within allowable impact levels on wild coho.

Other information: All other regulations including daily limit and size restrictions remain in effect.

Information contact: Doug Milward (360) 902-2739, or Pat Pattillo (360) 902-2705.

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