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

September 16, 2003

Four fish daily limit extended in Marine Areas 5, 6, and 9

Action: Extends the four salmon daily limit in Marine Areas 5, 6, and 9 beginning September 1, 2003 through September 15, 2003.

Areas 5 and 6 - Daily limit 4 salmon, no more than 2 may be coho. Release chinook, chum, and wild coho.

Area 9 - Daily limit 4 salmon, no more than 2 may be coho. Release chinook and chum.

Effective Date: September 1, 2003 through September 15, 2003.

Species affected: Pink salmon

Location: Marine areas 5, 6, and 9.

Reason for action: Returns of pink salmon are greater than originally forecast.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, Puget Sound Recreational Salmon Fishery Biologist. (369) 902-2715

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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