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

August 13, 2008

Sport halibut season to re-open in Ilwaco

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, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23, in Marine Areas 1 (Ilwaco).

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

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