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

August 4, 2021

Chinook retention suspended in Marine Area 9

Action: Suspends retention of Chinook salmon in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Effective date: 12 a.m. Aug. 5, 2021, until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

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

Reason for action: The current estimate of Chinook harvest is 4,418 (94 percent) of the total 4,700 harvest quota agreed up in this year?s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because 94 percent of the Chinook harvest quota has been met, Chinook retention is closing in order to preserve coho and pink opportunities in Area 9.

Additional Information: This FRC does not affect the mark-selective Coho fishery, which will continue as planned.

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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