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

March 28, 2007

Fishing closure on the Cowlitz River

Action: Close to fishing those waters of the Cowlitz River within a 100 foot radius of the new Cowlitz Trout Hatchery outfall structure

Effective dates: March 29, 2007 until further notice

Species affected: All species

Location: Cowlitz River at the Cowlitz Trout Hatchery

Reasons for action: .The new Cowlitz Trout Hatchery outfall structure serves to release large numbers of hatchery smolts and will also be used to trap hatchery adult broodstock. To conserve these fish, an emergency fishing closure is needed around this recently completed structure.

Other information: The new outfall structure at the Cowlitz Trout Hatchery is part of the hatchery facility improvements being completed by Tacoma Power.

Information contact: Wolf