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

August 26, 2004

Neah Bay closes to salmon fishing beginning Sept. 3

Action: Neah Bay (Marine Area 4) closes to salmon fishing

Effective dates: 11:59 p.m., Sept. 2, 2004

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay)

Other Information: Final catch numbers will be assessed and additional salmon fishing opportunities, if any, will be announced no later than Sept. 10. Salmon fishing rules in Marine Areas 1-3 remain unchanged.

Reason for action: The coho salmon quota is expected to be reached.

Information contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705 or Fish Program Customer Service, (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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