Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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August 6, 2020

Chinook daily limits increase to 2 fish in Marine Area 9

Action: Allows retention of up to 2 hatchery Chinook.

Effective date: Aug. 7 through Aug. 15, 2020

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Marine Area 9

Rule: Salmon; Chinook - min. size 22". Other salmon species ? no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational harvest quota remains available to allow for an increased daily limit of Chinook. Current projections indicate the fishery will remain within allowed ESA impacts.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded to check for fishery updates at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

The Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet can be found at http: //www.eregulations.com/washington/fishing/.

Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).

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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