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

May 21, 2007

Recreational halibut fishing closes in Neah Bay and LaPush

Action: Marine Areas 3 and 4 close for halibut fishing; anglers may not fish for, retain, possess or land Pacific halibut taken in Marine Areas 3 and 4.

Effective dates: Immediately

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Fish Catch Areas 3 and 4

Reasons for action: The North Coast (Neah Bay and La Push) recreational halibut fishery is projected to attain the May portion of the Pacific halibut quota allocated to this area.

Other information: Bottomfish fishing will remain open in Marine Areas 3 and 4. There is a 20-fathom depth restriction in place in Areas 3 and 4 through September 30, 2007. Anglers may not fish for, retain, possess or land any rockfish or lingcod caught seaward of a line approximating 2