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NOAA Announces Up to $2 Million for Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced that several Northwest Indian tribes and the state of Washington will be eligible for up to a total of $2 million to assist tribal and non-tribal communities affected by the commercial fishery failure in Fraser River sockeye salmon. “The assistance we are announcing will help…


Commerce Secretary Determines Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that there has been a commercial fishery failure due to a continued fisheries resource disaster in the sockeye salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the northern Pacific coast of Washington. “Several Northwest Indian tribes and non-tribal fishermen in the state of Washington have…


Thanksgiving Turkey? How About Duck, Venison, Salmon, Clams or Crab?

General turkey-hunting seasons are closed for the year, but hunters and anglers still have plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Thanksgiving Day feast in the days ahead. The late buck season – already under way in Eastern Washington – gets started tomorrow (Nov. 13) on the west side of…


Most Areas of Puget Sound Closing to Crabbing; Sport Crabbers Must File Catch Report

OLYMPIA – Recreational crab fishing will close for a catch assessment in eight areas of Puget Sound at sunset on Labor Day, after which everyone licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Sept. 15 to report their summer’s catch. Licensed sport crabbers must submit summer catch…


Chinook Fishing in Marine Areas 9 and 10 Will Close at End of the Day Friday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding anglers that the recreational fisheries in marine areas 9 (Admiralty Inlet) and 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close to the retention of chinook salmon at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 15. The closure of the mark-selective fisheries for…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close off Ilwaco at the End of the Day June 1

OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery off Ilwaco will close at the end of the day Sunday, June 1 after four weeks of fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Fishing ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, by which time anglers are expected to reach…


WDFW Solicits Public Comments on Scope of Puget Sound Rockfish Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish. The management plan, scheduled for completion in early 2009, will provide a framework for new strategies in areas including…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Reopen For Two More Days Off La Push and Neah Bay

OLYMPIA — The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington will reopen for two more days in May to allow anglers to harvest the remainder of the May quota for that area, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The fishery in marine areas 3…