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

May 25, 2007

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 taken in Marine Area 1.

Effective dates: 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2007

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Fish Catch Area 1

Reasons for action: The Columbia River (Ilwaco) recreational halibut fishery is projected to attain its portion of the Pacific halibut quota.

Other information: Bottomfish fishing will remain open in Marine Area 1.

Information contact: Carol Henry, (360) 249-4628, ext. 254.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the