Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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, 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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