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/
This web address
is listed on pages 1 and 40 of the pamphlet. Please check it regularly
for updated information regarding Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries.
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 17th – August 23rd all areas are currently closed except
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:
- 7 PM Monday,
August 18th to 7 AM Tuesday, August 19th.
- 7 PM Tuesday,
August 19th to 7 AM Wednesday, August 20th.
- 7 PM Thursday,
August 21st to 7 AM Friday, August 22nd.
Area 7B and
7C Bellingham Bay and Samish Bay will be open to purse seines from:
- 6 AM to 8
PM on Wednesday, August 20th.
- Brailing is
- All sockeye,
coho, chum, and pink salmon must be released immediately.