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

May 26, 2005

Halibut fishing to close in Westport Area

NOTE: See Rule Change update dated July 14 for Area 2

Action: The recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 2 will close May 30 at 11: 59 p.m.

Effective dates: May 30, 2005

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 2, which extends from Queets River south to Leadbetter Point.

Reasons for action: . The catch quota for Pacific halibut in this area is projected to be taken by the end of the day Monday, May 30.

Information contact: Michele Culver, (306) 249-1211

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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