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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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