October 30, 2017
There has been an emergency regulation issued to change the date of the opener for the Willapa Bay commercial fishery this week (October 29 – November 4, 2017).
The opening date for the fishery this week is now 12:01 a.m. November 1st (Wed) instead of October 31 and the closing date remains the same at 11:59 p.m. November 2nd (Thurs).
October 31, 2017
An emergency regulation was filed today that rescinds the emergency regulation that took effect October 2nd, which removed the restriction that Chum was required to go into an operating recovery box.
This will require the use of an operating recovery box for Chum and will be effective starting tomorrow, November 1st.
That means ALL Chum MUST go into an operating recovery box prior to release when commercially fishing in Willapa Bay in November 2017 starting tomorrow at 12:01 a.m. November 1st.
All other rules pertaining to the Willapa Bay commercial fishery for November 2017 are still in effect.
If you have any questions, please contact Region 6 staff Barbara McClellan at #360.249.1213.