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

January 13, 2022

Salmon Fishing Suspended in Marine Area 10

Action: Closes salmon fishing.

Effective date: Jan. 14, 2022, until further notice.

Species affected: All Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10

Reason for action: Estimates of landed catch to date indicate that we have reached 24% of the total encounters (8,475), 25% of sublegal encounters (7,319) and 46% of unmarked encounters (1,105) agreed to in this year's List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Feedback from Puget Sound recreational anglers indicated a priority for preserving fishing opportunity for February and March. Therefore, WDFW will suspend the fishery now to preserve opportunity for later in the winter season. In the meantime, WDFW Staff will continue analyzing the fishery data collected via test fishing.

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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