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

July 14, 2008

Sport halibut season to re-open in Ilwaco August 1 and 2

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco). Prohibit fishing for, retention, and possession of all bottomfish except sablefish and Pacific cod, when halibut are onboard the vessel.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, in Marine Areas 1 (Ilwaco).

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Open August 1, and 2 in Marine Area 1.

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries 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 Washingto