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

September 7, 2006

Recreational halibut fishing closes in Ilwaco

Action: Marine Area 1 closes for halibut fishing; anglers may not fish for, retain, possess or land Pacific halibut into Marine Area 1.

Effective dates: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2006

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Fish Catch Area 1

Reasons for action: The Columbia River (Ilwaco and Chinook) recreational halibut fishery has exceeded its Pacific halibut quota.

Other information: Marine Areas 1 through 4 are closed to halibut fishing. Bottomfish fishing will remain open in Marine Area 1.

Information contact: Michele Culver, (360) 249-1211

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the