Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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August 23, 2021

Chinook retention suspended in Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11)

Action: Suspends retention of Chinook salmon.

Effective date: 12 a.m., August 25 through September 30, 2021.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11).

Rule: Salmon daily limit 2. No min. size. Release Chinook.

Reason for action: The current estimate of Chinook harvest is 3,181 of the total harvest quota of 3,084 (103%) agreed to in this year's List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because the harvest quota has been reached, WDFW staff have made the decision to suspend Chinook retention.

Additional Information: This fishing rule change does not affect the Marine Area 11 coho and pink fisheries, which continue as planned.

This rule does not effect the following year-round piers: Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse Dock, and Redondo Pier.

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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