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

June 6, 2008

Sport Halibut season to re-open in Marine Areas 3 and 4

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Areas 3 and 4.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m., Saturday, June 14 and Saturday, June 21, in Marine Areas 3 and 4 at all depths. Open 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, in Marine Area 3 and 4 shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River; Marine Area 4 open June 17 and 19 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line at all depths.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: June 14 and 21, open at all depths in Marine areas 3 and 4. June 17 and 19, Marine Areas 3 and 4 open shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River as described by the coordinates below, and Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line is open at all depths. Halibut and bottomfishing remains closed at all times in the "C" shaped closure located on the north coast.

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 Pacific Fishery Management Council. There is sufficient recreational quota to provide for these 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