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

July 14, 2005

Retention allowed of incidental catch of halibut allowed in northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2

Action: Open area south of Queets River (47 deg, 31.70 N lat.) to 47 deg, 00.00 N lat. and east of 124 deg 40.00 W long. from 12:01 a.m. each Friday through 11:59 p.m. each Saturday, until remaining coastal recreational halibut quota is taken

Effective date: Friday, July 15, 2005

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Northern nearshore area in Marine Area 2 (Westport)

Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining to accommodate incidental catches of halibut in this small area, but insufficient quota to provide a targeted offshore halibut fishing opportunity

Information contact: Mich