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

August 26, 2004

Change in daily limit for squid

Action: Fishers may retain a single squid exceeding 10 pounds (in the round) as their daily bag limit.

Effective dates: Aug. 26, 2004 until further notice.

Species affected: Squid

Location: Marine Areas 1 through 13

Reason for action: Some ocean squid encountered by tuna anglers exceed 10 pounds in weight. The new rule allows anglers to possess a single squid that exceeds 10 pounds or, as before, 10 pounds (or five quarts) of smaller squid in the round.

Information contact: Greg Bargmann (360) 902-2825.

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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