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

August 15, 2006

Hatchery chinook retention allowed Aug. 18-21 in Marine Areas 5, 6 Chinook Selective Fishery Area

Action: Allows retention of hatchery Chinook in Area 5 and in Area 6 west of the number 2 buoy immediately east of Ediz Hook.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 21, 2006.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 5 (Sekiu) and the portion of Area 6 west of Ediz Hook at Port Angeles.

Reason for action: Estimates for the last weekend indicate that catch was lower than expected, leaving additional fish on the fishery management quota of 3,500 hatchery Chinook. The quota is expected to be reached with four additional days of fishing.

Other information: Both areas remain open to salmon fishing for hatchery coho and sockeye. Hatchery coho salmon catches should be on the increase.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 902-2715

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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