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

June 22, 2020

Marine Area 3 recreational salmon seasons set

Action: Opens coastal salmon fisheries

Effective date: June 20 through September 30

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 3


June 20 through 28: Daily limit 1. Chinook - min. size 24". Other salmon species - no min. size. Release all coho.

June 29 through Sept. 30: Daily limit 2. Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Additional information: The recreational catch quotas for 2020 are 26,360 Chinook and 26,500 marked coho. The Chinook quota is up slightly from 2019, but the coho quota is substantially lower than 2019.

Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close Sept. 30, but areas could close earlier if the quota is met.

For salmon rules after June 30, see the 2020/21 Washingotoon Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, which will be available later in June.

Information contact: Fish Program 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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