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

July 18, 2007

Sport Halibut season re-opens Aug. 3 in Marine Area 1

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Area 1, three days per week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the remaining quota is reached, or September 30, 2007 whichever comes first. It is unlawful to retain bottomfish, except sablefish and Pacific cod, when halibut is on board.

Effective date: Aug. 3, 2007, open 12:01 a.m. of each Friday through 11:59 p.m. of each Sunday until further notice.

Species affected: Pacific Halibut

Location: Marine Area 1

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Specific quota was set aside for this fishing opportunity.

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

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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