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 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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