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

July 30, 2019

Chinook salmon retention to reopen in Marine Area 9

Action: Reopens Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will to hatchery Chinook retention.

Effective dates: Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Reason for action: The fishery closed after July 28, 2019 for fisheries managers to evaluate whether sufficient quota remained available to extend the summer season for hatchery Chinook retention. Sufficient quota is available to reopen Marine Area 9 to hatchery Chinook salmon retention from July 31 to Aug. 3, 2019.

This action is being taken to increase angling opportunities while ensuring compliance with conservation objectives.

Additional information: For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2019-20 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 for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon 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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