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

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August 28, 1997
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360) 902-2408

Ocean coho, chinook fishing to close after Sept. 4

OLYMPIA -- Thursday is the last day for ocean fishing for coho and chinook salmon in Ocean Area 2 (Westport and Ocean Shores), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced.

The closure takes effect at 11:59 p.m., Sept. 4, when the quota is expected to have been met.

Fishing opportunity for chinook will continue inside of Buoy 13 (Grays Harbor) from Sept. 1 through 30.

Fishers should consult the department's "Fishing In Washington" rules pamphlet for complete details on fishing seasons and regulations.