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

March 14, 1997
Contact: Chuck Bolland, 360-902-2255

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Puyallup River closure to protect wild steelhead

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced the emergency closure of a portion of the Puyallup River.

The Puyallup will be closed to fishing between March 18 and March 31, from the mouth upstream to the East Main Avenue Bridge in Puyallup.

The emergency closure will protect wild White River steelhead migrating through the lower mainstem Puyallup River and into the White River.