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

August 22, 2008

Sport halibut season to open in Marine Area 1, Marine Area 4 East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line and shoreward of 30 fathoms in Marine Areas 3 and 4

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Areas 3 and 4 shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River, all of Marine Area 4 East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line and Marine Area 1.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

Species affected: Pacific Halibut

Location: Marine Area 1, Marine Area 4 East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line and Marine Areas 3 and 4 shoreward of a line approximating 30 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River as described by the following coordinates:

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 Fisheries Management Council. There is sufficient recreational quota to provide for this fishing day.

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.