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

June 6, 2003

Four-day sport fishery for halibut opens June 18 in Marine Areas 3, 4

Action: Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Catch Areas 3 and 4 will open to halibut fishing on June 18, 2003.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. June 18, 2003 through 11:59 p.m. June 21, 2003.

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Catch Area 3 - LaPush from the Queets River north to Cape Alava and Marine Catch Area 4 - Neah Bay from Cape Alava north and inside Juan de Fuca Strait to the Sekiu River.

Reason for action: In reviewing the catch per day for this year, there is sufficient quota remaining to allow for a four-day halibut fishery.

Information contact: Michele Robinson (360) 249-4628

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing li