Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

August 31, 2005

Wild coho release required on Wind River

Action: Wild coho must be released on the Wind River.

Effective dates: September 3 through October 31, 2005

Species affected: Wild coho

Location: Wind River from mouth to 100 feet upstream of Shipherd Falls.

Reasons for action: Lower Columbia River wild coho are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. This action will create a selective fishery for hatchery coho while protecting the wild component of the run.

Other information: All other fishing regulations pertaining to fishing in the Wind River listed in the 2005/2005 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet remain in effect.

Information contact: John Weinheimer - (360) 906-6746

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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