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

May 23, 2008

Sport halibut fishing will re-open on May 29 and 31 in Marine Areas 3 and 4

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut Marine Areas 3 and 4 on Thursday May 29, 2008 and Saturday May 31, 2008.

Effective dates: Open 12:01 a.m., through 11:59 p.m., Thursday, May 29 and 12:01 a.m., through 11:59 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Marine Areas 3 (Neah Bay) and 4 (LaPush).

Species affected: Pacific Halibut

Location: Marine Areas 3 and 4 (Neah Bay and La Push)

Reason for action: There is enough halibut quota remaining to provide for this fishery. This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-1202

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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