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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


August 14, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256

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Strait shoreline opens to disabled salmon anglers

OLYMPIA -- Disabled persons with free fishing licenses or state-issued permanent disability cards may fish for salmon from the mainland shore along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and from Whidbey Island through Sept. 30, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

The new emergency regulation applies to Marine Areas 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point) and 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca).

Qualified persons must abide by rules for the areas contained in the Fishing in Washington regulation pamphlet.