Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound Commercial
Fisheries Hotline
Message # 3 - August 5, 2008

Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries Hotline Message Number 3
Recorded Wednesday, August 5th, 2008 at 3:30 PM

The 2008 Puget Sound Commercial Salmon Regulation pamphlet was mailed the week of June 15th. If you have not received a copy please contact (360) 902-2700 and ask for a copy or check our web site where one may be downloaded at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/commercial/salmon/

Fishers are reminded that a Fish Friendly certification card is required to participate in any Areas 7 or 7A commercial salmon fisheries. Contact Jeromy Jording at (360) 902-2717 if you need to attend a workshop to get a card. For the most current information on Areas 7 or 7A sockeye fisheries check the National Marine Fisheries Hotline at (888) 858-9319.

For fishers who possess a Direct Retail Endorsement please remember per Washington Administrative Code (or WAC) 220-47-001 that all Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries are designated as “Quick Reporting Required”, and you must comply with provisions of WAC 220-69-240 subsection 12.

The season description published in the 2008 Puget Sound Commercial Salmon Regulation Pamphlet remains in effect.

For the period of August 10th – August 16th all areas are currently closed except as follows:

Area 7B and 7C Bellingham Bay and Samish Bay will be open to gill nets using 7-inch minimum mesh size during the following dates and times:

  • 8 PM Sunday, August 10th to 7 AM Monday, August 11th.

If you suspect an error in this message or have questions please contact Jeromy Jording at (360) 902-2717.

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