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

November 20, 2019

Part of Whatcom Creek to close to all fishing

Action: Closes part of Whatcom Creek to all fishing.

Effective date: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Species affected: All species.

Location: From the mouth to the markers below the footbridge downstream of Dupont St.

Reason for action: The return of chum to Whatcom Creek is currently below the number needed to meet egg-take goals for 2019. Closing the fishing season in Whatcom Creek is necessary to ensure broodstock are available for future hatchery returns.

Additional information: The season will be reopened if egg-take needs are projected to be met. Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for further information on seasons.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, 425 775-1311.

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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