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

October 7, 2019

Anglers may retain up to 2 coho in Marine Area 13

Action: Returns salmon daily limits in Marine Area 13 to permanent rules as listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, allowing anglers to retain up to two coho as part of the salmon daily limit. Maintains coho daily limit of no more than 1 coho in Marine Area 8-1 and Marine Area 10.

Effective date: Oct. 7, 2019.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Locations: Marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area), and 13 (South Puget Sound).

Reason for action: While precautionary measures for coho remain necessary for Marine Areas 8-1 and 10, escapement and hatchery goals are expected to be met for coho stocks in Marine Area 13.

Salmon rules by area:

Marine Area 8-1: Immediately through Oct. 31: Daily limit 2; up to 1 coho may be retained. Release pinks and Chinook.

Marine Area 10: Immediately through Nov. 15: Daily limit 2; up to 1 coho may be retained. Release Chinook.

Marine Area 13: Immediately through June 30: Daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 22?. Release wild coho and wild Chinook.

Additional information: Rules for year-round docks and piers remain unchanged.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet https: //wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02077/wdfw02077.pdf for the specific regulations in each Puget Sound marine area, or visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

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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