WDFW LogoWashington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  HELP | EMPLOYMENT | NEWS | CONTACT  
WDFW LogoAbout WDFW
Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

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


September 05, 1996
Contact: Jeff Weathersby 360-902-2256

  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

Test fishery may generate angler inquiries

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is hiring two purse seine fishing boats in September and October to conduct salmon research fisheries in areas of Puget Sound closed to non-Indian commercial fishing this year.

News organizations may receive reports about the apparent commercial fishing from sports anglers who cannot begin fishing in the area until Oct. 16.

The purse seiners hired by the department have Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel aboard and they will be marked with research signs.

The boats will be operating near Apple Cove or Edwards points in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) on Sept. 12, 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9.

The purpose of the research is to determine the size of the south Puget Sound coho run and obtain samples of chinook and chum salmon.

Fish caught in the surveys will be sold to help pay for the cost of the research.

For additional information, call Steve Boessow (360 902-2715); Jon Anderson (360 902-2711) or Dick Geist (360 902-2733).