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

February 2, 2011

Aggregate bottomfish limit reduced from 15 to 12 off Washington coast

Action: It is unlawful for any person to retain or possess more than 12 bottomfish species for personal use per day. The 12 fish in the aggregate limit of all species and species groups of bottomfish may include no more than 2 cabezon per person per day in addition to current daily sub limits for rockfish (10) and lingcod (2).

Effective date: Immediately

Species affected: All bottomfish species

Location: Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 and Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC).

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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