Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound Commercial
Fisheries Hotline
Message # 17 - Updated - November 14, 2008

Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries Hotline Message Number 17
Recorded Friday, November 14th, 2008 at 1:30 AM

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.

The sixth test catch of the APC Test Fishery was conducted on Thursday, November 13th and a total of 67 chum, 8 Coho, and 11 Chinook were landed in 6 sets. The South Sound runsize remains at 350,000 chum. These results are posted on the web address listed on pages 1 and 40 of the pamphlet that should be checked regularly for updated information regarding Puget Sound commercial salmon fisheries.

Fishers should be aware Areas 10 and 11 Seattle and Tacoma and 8A Port Susan and Port Gardner are closed for the season, and Area 12C Lower Hood Canal is closed for the week.

For the period of November 16th – November 22nd all areas are currently closed except as follows:

Areas 7 and 7A San Juan Islands and Point Roberts are closed.

Area 7B Bellingham Bay is open 24 hrs per day from 7 AM Monday until 4PM Friday to gill nets using 6-¼ inch minimum mesh size continuously through December 5th, and to purse seines using the 5-inch strip 24 hrs per day from 7 AM Monday until 4PM Friday through December 5th.

The portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is open to commercial harvest continuously until 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 5th.

Area 8 Skagit Bay is closed.

Area 8A Port Susan and Port Gardner is closed

Area 8D Tulalip Bay will be open to gill nets using 6-¼ inch minimum mesh from 7 AM to 7 PM on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, November 18th
  • Thursday, November 20th
  • and from 7 AM to 4 PM on Friday, November 21st.

Area 8D Tulalip Bay will be open to purse seines using the 5-inch strip from:

  • 7 AM to 5 PM on Monday, November 17th.
  • Chinook must be released.

Areas 10 and 11 Seattle and Tacoma are closed.

Areas 12 and 12B Hood Canal will be open to gill nets using 6-¼ inch minimum mesh from 7 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday, November 18th and Thursday, November 20th.

Areas 12 and 12B Hood Canal will be open to purse seines using the 5-inch strip from:

  • 7 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, November 19th.
  • Chinook and wild coho must be released.

Areas 12C Lower Hood Canal is closed.

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

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