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

April 18, 2005

Harvest closed for Pend Oreille River Northern Pike

Action: The harvest of northern pike in the Pend Oreille River (Pend Oreille County) will be prohibited from May 1, 2005 through June 10, 2005.

Effective dates: May 1, 2005 through June 10, 2005, inclusive.

Species affected: Northern Pike

Location: Pend Oreille River, Pend Oreille County

Reason for action: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kalispel Tribe personnel are beginning a one-year biotelemetry study on habitat use and behavior of northern pike in the Pend Oreille River. Prohibiting harvest of northern pike from May 1 through June 10, 2005 will facilitate FDA compliance with regulations for fish that are anesthetized during capture and tagging activities scheduled for the weeks of May 1 and May 8.

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