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 10; Elliot Bay fishery to open 4 more days

Action: Allows retention of up to 2 hatchery Chinook in most areas of Marine Area 10 and opens the East Elliot Bay Fishery for an additional 4 days.

Effective and locations and rules:

1) Marine Area 10, except the East Elliot Bay Fishery and Year-round piers: Aug. 7 through Aug. 31, 2020: Salmon; Chinook - min. size 22". Daily limit 2. Release chum and wild Chinook.

2) East Elliot Bay Fishery, waters of Elliott Bay east of a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91 up to the mouth of the Duwamish River (an east-west line through the southernmost tip of Harbor Island): from Aug. 14 through 12:00 p.m. (noon) Aug. 17, 2020: Salmon; Chinook - min. size 22". Daily limit 2. Release chum.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational harvest quota remains available to allow for an increased daily limit of Chinook and an additional opening of the East Elliott Bay Fishery. 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/.

This Fishing Rule Change was updated Aug. 13 to reflect that the East Elliott Bay fisher opens August 14 and runs through 12: 00 p.m. (noon) Aug. 17, 2020.

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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