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

April 13, 2007

Sport halibut season opens in Marine Area 5

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in marine area 5. Daily bag limit of one halibut per angler, with no minimum size limit. All catch must be recorded on a catch record card.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. Thursday May 24 through Aug. 3, 2007, 5-days per week, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Species affected: Pacific Halibut

Location: Marine Area 5 (Sekiu)

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries Management Council. There is sufficient recreational quota to provide for these seasons.

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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