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

August 23, 2021

Marine Area 2 anglers may keep 2 Chinook

Action: Up to 2 Chinook may be retained.

Effective date: August 21 through September 15, 2021

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 2

Rules: Salmon: Daily limit 2. Chinook - min. size 22". Coho - min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains available to allow retention of 2 Chinook salmon per angler while meeting the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan goal of recreational salmon fishing into September in Marine Area 2.

Additional information: Marine Area 2 remains open 7 days per week.

Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed beginning August 9.

Regulations for Areas 2-1 and 2-2 are listed in the Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet.

Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close Sept. 15, but areas could close earlier if quotas are met.

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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