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

June 10, 2005

Halibut fishing to close June 12 in Ilwaco

Action: The recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 will close June 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Effective dates: June 12, 2005

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1, north of Cape Falcon, west of the Buoy 10 line at the Columbia River mouth and north 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 Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Information contact: Michele Culver, (360) 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