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

September 25, 2009

ADA-accessible fishing site now available at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery

Action: Opens the ADA-Accessible Fishing Area at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery to persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card.

Effective date: Immediately until further notice

Species affected: All species

Location: ADA Accessible Fishing Area at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery.

Reason for action: Construction has been completed on the ADA-accessible fishing area at Hoodsport Hatchery.

Other information: Persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card may fish from the ADA-accessible site at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery.

Designated harvesters may fish from the ADA-accessible site with persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card, if room allows. However, persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair have priority over others if the ADA-accessible site becomes overcrowded.

Anglers and/or harvesters must follow all applicable fishing regulations for Marine Area 12 (hood Canal).

Information contact: Fish Program (360) 902-2700.

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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