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

August 21, 2007

Sport Halibut season re-opens August 24 in Marine Area 1

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Area 1 on August 24, 25 and 26, 2007. It is unlawful to retain bottomfish, except sablefish and Pacific cod, when halibut is on board through September 30, 2007.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26, 2007.

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location: Marine Area 1

Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining to open the fishery for these additional days. This rule conforms to federal action taken by PFMC.

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

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