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

July 18, 2003

Coastal salmon fishing to open 7 days/week off Ilwaco, Westport

Action: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 2 (Westport) extended to 7 days per week beginning Friday, July 25.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. July 25, 2003

Species affected: Chinook and coho

Location: Marine Areas 1 and 2

Reason for action: Sufficient numbers of chinook and coho remain on the quotas to increase opportunity and allow the fishery to continue through the end of the season.

Other information: The bag limit remains unchanged at 2 salmon, no more than one chinook and wild coho release. The minimum size for chinook remains at 26 inches and 16 inches for coho. Marine Area 2-1 and Marine Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line will also open 7 days per week beginning July 25 and cont