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

June 8, 2006

Additional portion of Marine Area 4 open for retention of Chinook on June 30 salmon opener

Action: The portion of Area 4 between the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and a true north-south line through Sail Rock will be open to the retention of one chinook as part of the two salmon daily limit on June 30, 2006.

Effective dates: June 30, 2006.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: The portion of Marine Area 4 between the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and a true north-south line through Sail Rock. Sail Rock is located approximately 3 miles east of Neah Bay.

Reasons for action: This will make the daily salmon limit consistent with the regulations established for the July 1-31 season in the same area.

Other information: The portion of Area 4 from the Area 4/5 boundary (Sekiu River) west to Sail Rock is closed to ALL salmon fishing on June 30 and continues closed until August 1. The other salmon regulations listed for Marine Area 4 on page 102 of the 2006/2007 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet remain unchanged.

Information Contact: Tim Flint, (360) 902-2728.

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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