Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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November 15, 2019

Salmon fishing closed at Hoodsport; anglers must release chum in the rest of Marine Area 12

Action: Closes salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone; anglers must release chum in the rest of Marine area 12.

Effective date: Nov. 18, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.


1) Marine Area 12 (except the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone)

2) Hoodsport Hatchery Zone: Waters within a 2,000' arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek.

Reason for action: Hatchery returns are below projections. This conservation measure is necessary to ensure that hatchery broodstock goals are met.

Additional information: Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ and the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for further information on seasons.

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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