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

May 28, 2009

Recreational halibut fishing to open June 4 and 6 in Marine Areas 3 and 4

Action: Open recreational halibut fishing in Marine Areas 3 and 4.

Effective date: Open Thursday June 4, 2009 and Saturday June 6, 2009.

Species affected: Pacific Halibut.

Location: Marine Areas 3 and 4, all waters.

Reason for action: There is sufficient quota to allow the fishery to be open on these days. This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Anglers are encouraged to check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's website or hotline for information regarding re-openings.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202

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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