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

August 4, 2009

Chinook release required in Areas 5 and 6

Action: Requires anglers to release chinook salmon.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7, 2009.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Marine Areas 5 (Sekiu) and 6 (Port Angeles)

Reason for action: Wild fish mortalities have exceeded pre-season expectations.

Other information: Salmon fishing remains open for hatchery coho and pink salmon. Daily limit is 2 salmon, plus 2 additional pink salmon. All chinook and chum salmon must be released, and all wild coho salmon must be released.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 360-902-2715

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW