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

August 9, 2007

Sport halibut season re-opens shoreward of 30 fathoms in Marine Areas 3 and 4

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in marine areas 3 and 4 shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River on Aug. 18 and 19, 2007.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine areas 3 and 4 shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River as described by the following coordinates:

4824.79'N.lat.;12444.07'W.long.;

4824.80'N.lat.;12444.74'W.long.;

4823.94'N.lat.;12444.70'W.long.;

4823.51'N.lat.;12445.01'W.long.;

4822.59'N.lat.;12444.97'W.long.;

4821.75'N.lat.;12445.26'W.long.;

4821.23'N.lat.;12447.78'W.long.;

4820.32'N.lat.;12449.53'W.long.;

4816.72'N.lat.;12451.58'W.long.;

4810.00'N.lat.;12452.58'W.long.;

4805.63'N.lat.;12452.91'W.long.;

4756.25'N.lat.;12452.57'W.long.;

4740.28'N.lat.;12440.07'W.long.;

4731.70'N.lat.;12437.03'W.long.;

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

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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