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

July 28, 2020

Chinook retention to close in Marine Area 5

Action: Closes Chinook retention.

Effective date: July 31, 2020 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 5.

Rule: Salmon daily limit 2. No min. size. Release all Chinook, chum, and wild coho.

Reason for action: The pre-season agreed to legal Chinook encounter threshold is expected to be met by the end of the day Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that if Chinook are caught legally in adjacent Marine Areas they can be transported through and landed in Marine Area 5. However, anglers may not fish in Marine Area 5 with a Chinook, or any other fish not legal to harvest in that area, onboard their vessel.

Please be sure to check the emergency rules webpage for fishery updates. https: //fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/

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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