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

March 14, 2019

Anglers can keep two salmon daily in Marine Area 6 beginning Friday

Action: Daily limit of salmon will increase to two in Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait).

Effective date: Friday, March 15, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested 34 percent of the winter season total encounters guideline of hatchery chinook salmon through March 10, 2019. Sufficient total encounters of hatchery chinook remain to increase the daily limit of salmon to two.

Additional information: Anglers fishing Marine Area 6 have a daily catch limit of two salmon but must release wild chinook and wild coho. For more information, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports 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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