Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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October 28, 2021

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

Action: Changes the retention limit of Chinook salmon in Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11) from two fish to one fish.

Effective date: Nov. 1, 2021,

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Marine Area 11

Rule: Salmon daily limit is one. Chinook minimum size is 22". Release coho, chum and wild Chinook.

Reason for action: Winter fishery opportunity in Marine Area 11 in 2021-22 is managed so as not to exceed a quota of 1,001 Chinook encounters as agreed to in the 2021 List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). WDFW, in conjunction with recreational fishing advisors for Puget Sound, decided to reduce the daily limit to one Chinook salmon in order to maximize fishing opportunity, given the limited available harvest and encounters for the fishery scheduled to occur between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021.

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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