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 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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