Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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November 5, 2021

Chum retention allowed in Marine Area 13

Action: Allows for retention of Chum Salmon in Marine Area 13 as part of the salmon daily limit.

Effective date: Nov. 6, 2021, until further notice.

Species affected: Chum salmon.

Location: Marine Area 13.

Rule: Salmon: Chinook min. size 22". All other species no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

Reason for action: The in-season estimate of Chum returns to the South Sound portion of Puget Sound indicate that there are sufficient returning numbers to allow for recreational harvest.

Additional Information: WDFW is also opening chum salmon retention at the mouth of Kennedy Creek, from the mouth (500 yards east of the northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge) to northbound Hwy. 101. Please see the Fishing Rule Change posted at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ for additional information regarding Kennedy Creek.

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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