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

March 30, 2007

Open recreational fishing for Halibut in Puget Sound Marine Areas 6-11 and 13

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Puget Sound.

Effective date: open 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. June 16, 2007; 5 days per week, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Species affected: Pacific Halibut

Location: Marine Areas 6-11 and 13 (Area 12 remains closed).

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The Puget Sound recreational halibut quota is sufficient to cover these dates.

Other Information: Daily bag limit of 1 halibut per angler, with no minimum size limit. All catch must be recorded on WDFW catch record card.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-1202

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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