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 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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