Fishing Rule Change
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, Washington 98501-1091
Internet Address: HTTP://www.wa.gov/wdfw
Sept. 1, 2003
Daily salmon bag limits increased in Marine Areas 5, 6 and 9
Action: Raise the daily salmon limit from 2 to 4 in Marine Areas 5, 6, and 9 beginning Sept. 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 and sockeye 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 Manager. (360) 902-2715
Check the WDFW 2003/2004 “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet or the Fishing Section of the WDFW webpage at http:www.wa.gov/wdfw for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations 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 (866) 880-5431.
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