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

September 14, 2005

Recreational halibut fishing reopens in Ilwaco

Action: Marine Area 1 reopens for halibut fishing

Effective dates: September 15, 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: There is sufficient quota to reopen the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1.

Other information: The fishery will remain open until September 30, 2005, or until the remaining quota is taken, whichever occurs first. No minimum size limit; daily bag limit is one halibut. Possession limit is two daily bag limits in any form, except the possession limit onboard a vessel is one daily bag limit. By-catch restriction: It is unlawful