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

August 5, 2009

Sport halibut season to reopen in Ilwaco

Action: Open recreational fishing for halibut in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco).

Effective date: Open 12:01 a.m. August 7, 2009 until quota has been reached. Open only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by Pacific Fishery Management Council. There is sufficient recreational quota to provide for these fishing days.

Other Information: Retention of bottomfish except sablefish and Pacific cod, is prohibited when halibut are onboard the vessel.

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

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license,