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

May 9, 2013

Corrects pamphlet description of rockfish rule in Marine Area 4

Action: Corrects rockfish retention rules in Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. Contrary to the regulation in the 2013 "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet, anglers fishing that area may not retain or possess rockfish at any time when fishing seaward of a line approximating 20 fathoms from May 1-Sept. 30.

Effective Dates: Immediately through Sept. 30, 2013.

Species affected: Rockfish.

Other Information: The pamphlet incorrectly states that anglers may retain or possess rockfish seaward of a line approximating 20 fathoms during halibut openings in Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line from May 1-Sept. 30.

Information Contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628.

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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