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

December 12, 2008

Fishing to Close Dec. 15 on the Carbon River

Action: Closes the Carbon River to fishing.

Effective dates: Dec. 15, 2008 until further notice.

Species affected: All gamefish.

Location: The Carbon River from the mouth to the Highway 162 Bridge.

Reasons for action: The Voight's Creek Hatchery has been unable to secure sufficient eggs from returning hatchery winter steelhead to meet basin production goals. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in support of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group recommendations, intends to use locally adapted broodstock to support the Puyallup River system winter steelhead hatchery program rather than importing eggs from outside sources.

Other information: When broodstock needs are met (approx. 150 fish), the fishery will revert to seasons as listed in the Sport fishing Rules 2008/2009 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON. WDFW will be organizing broodstock collection activities in order to more quickly acquire broodstock.

Information Contact: Hal Michael, 360-902-2659, Hal.Michael@dfw.wa.gov

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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