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

November 6, 2008

Chum release required on Skagit River

Action: Anglers must release chum on the Skagit River

Effective dates: Nov. 10 through Dec. 31, 2008

Species affected: Chum salmon.

Location: Skagit River from mouth to mouth of Cascade River.

Reasons for action: In-season run size estimates indicate that the abundance is less than needed to meet the spawning goal.

Other Information: All other regulations remain unchanged. Salmon fishing is closed in the Skagit River upstream of the Cascade River.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull, (360) 466-4345, ext. 270, District Biologist

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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