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


May 15, 2006
Contact: Justin Secrist, (360) 902-2794

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Clarifications, corrections issued for
2006-07 sportfishing rules pamphlet

OLYMPIA— Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced corrections and clarifications to the recently published 2006-2007 “Fishing In Washington” sport-fishing rules pamphlet.

The corrections, clarifications and answers to frequently asked questions may also be viewed on the fishing and shellfishing regulations section of the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

Fishers should note the following changes to previously published sportfishing rules:

Page 54 - Tokul Creek from Fish Hatchery Road Bridge to railroad trestle (river mile 1.1)
Error: Part of the description for the CLOSED WATERS section is incorrectly listed (approximately 700’ upstream of mouth).
Correction: CLOSED WATERS - from posted cable boundary marker (approximately 400’ downstream of the hatchery intake) to railroad trestle (river mile 1.1).

Page 72 - Columbia River from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers:
Error: The salmon season is listed incorrectly as June 1-July 31.
Correction: The corrected season is June 16 to July 31.

Page 101 - Marine Area 3 Lingcod Season
Error: The 20 fathom restriction is listed incorrectly as effective May 1-September 30.
Correction: No retention or possession of Lingcod seaward of line approximating 20 fathoms May 22-September 30 (except when Halibut is open).

Page 101-102 - Marine Area 3 & 4 20 fathom restriction clarification
Clarification: No retention or possession of lingcod or rockfish seaward of line approximating 20 fathoms May 22-September 30 (except when Halibut is open), defined by the following coordinates:

Beginning at the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, at 48° 23.87’ N; 124° 44.17’ W
Then to 48° 23.60’ N; 124° 44.90’ W
Then to 48° 19.10’ N; 124° 43.40’ W
Then to 48° 18.20’ N; 124° 46.40’ W (intersection with 3-mile line)
Then follow the 3-mile line south to the Queets River (47° 31.70’ N)

Page 122 - Tideland Ownership
Error:
Incorrectly states that private tideland owners and lessees, and members of their immediate family (grandparents, parents, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren) are exempt from shellfish licenses when taking clams, oysters and mussels harvested for their own personal use from their own tidelands.
Correction: Private tideland owners and lessees, and members of their immediate family (grandparents, parents, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren) are exempt from personal use daily limits (except in commercial quantities), but must obtain shellfish licenses when taking clams, oysters and mussels harvested for their own personal use from their own tidelands.