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

August 6, 2008

Marine Area 9 Chinook salmon fishery ends after Sunday, August 10

Effective dates: Aug. 11 through Aug. 15, 2008.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Catch Record Area 9, Admiralty Inlet.

Reasons for action: Hatchery Chinook harvest is projected to exceed the 4,000 fish guideline.

Other Information: All Chinook must be released in Area 9 after Aug. 10, except at the Edmonds Fishing Pier. Area 9 remains open to salmon fishing for hatchery coho, pink, and sockeye salmon. The area south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point re-opens for hatchery coho, pink and sockeye salmon fishing. The Edmonds Fishing Pier is regulated under separate rules. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for specific regulations for the Edmonds Fishing Pier.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, Puget Sound recreational salmon fisheries manager (360) 902-2715.

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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