May 26, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Public meeting to discuss sardine, mackerel and squid fishing season
MONTESANO -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a
public meeting to discuss opening ocean seine net fisheries for squid, sardines and
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 28 at the department's Montesano
office at 48 Devonshire Road, just south of Highway 12.
Warm water off the Washington coast has drawn unusually large numbers of
sardines, mackerel and squid into state water.
In response, WDFW is considering emergency regulations to issue special
commercial fishing licenses to allow harvests.
The proposed season would open July 1 and close Oct. 31.