Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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November 18, 2021

Salmon fishing closed in Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11)

Action: Closes salmon fishing in Marine Area 11.

Effective date: Nov. 20, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Marine Area 11

Reason for action: The current estimates of Chinook encounters for the Marine Area 11 winter Chinook season are 94% (945 of 1,001) of the total projected encounters, 107% (683 of 637) of the sublegal encounters, and 110% (263 of 239) of the unmarked encounters agreed to in this year?s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because sublegal and unmarked encounters have reached 100% of their encounter limits, Marine Area 11 will close to salmon fishing at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20.

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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