Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound Commercial
Fisheries Hotline
Message # 4 - August 12, 2008

Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries Hotline Message Number 4
Recorded Tuesday, August 12th, 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/

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 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:

  • 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 required
  • All sockeye, coho, chum, and pink salmon must be released immediately.

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

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