Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

February 9, 2022

Marine Area 10 re-opens to salmon fishing

Action: Re-opens salmon fishing in Marine Area 10

Effective date: Feb. 24 through Mar. 31, 2022.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10.

Rule: Open for salmon fishing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only, until further notice; salmon daily limit is one (1). Chinook minimum size is 22". Other salmon, no minimum size. Release wild Chinook.

Reason for action: The Marine Area 10 winter Chinook fishery was paused in mid-January after reaching 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), in order to preserve opportunity for February and March. After consulting with the Puget Sound Sports Fishing Advisory Group, WDFW will reopen the fishery with a three day per week schedule and one fish limit on February 24th.

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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