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

April 13, 2009

Sport halibut season opens April 23 in Marine Areas 6-11 and 13

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Puget Sound.

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. June 5, 2009; five days per week, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine Areas 6-11 and 13 (Area 12 remains closed).

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The Puget Sound recreational halibut quota is sufficient to cover these dates.

Other Information: There is a daily bag limit of one halibut per angler, with no minimum size limit. All catch must be recorded on a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife catch record card. The possession limit is two daily