Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound Commercial
Fisheries Hotline
Message # 18 - Updated - November 21, 2008

Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries Hotline Message Number 18
Recorded Friday, November 21st, 2008 at 2:00 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/

Fishermen are encouraged to attend a post-season meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 11th, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Lacey Community Center, located at 6729 Pacific Ave., Lacey WA, 98503. The meeting is an open forum to discuss the outcome of the 2008 commercial seasons, and begin scheduling negotiation sessions for the 2009 seasons.

For the period of November 23rd – November 29th all areas are currently closed except as follows:

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

  • Monday, November 24th
  • Wednesday, November 26th
  • and from 7 AM to 4 PM on Friday, November 28th.

Area 8D Tulalip Bay will be open to purse seines using the 5-inch strip from 7 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday, November 25th. Chinook must be released.

If you suspect an error in this message or have questions please contact Jeromy Jording at (360) 902-2717. Thank you for calling the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hotline for Puget Sound commercial fishing information.

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

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