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 Wash