Chinook salmon retention suspended in Marine Area 11

August 16, 2022

Action:  Suspends retention of Chinook salmon.

Effective date:  Aug. 17 through Sept. 30, 2022

Species affected: Chinook Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 11, except year-round piers (see additional information)

Salmon Rules:  No minimum size. Daily limit 2. Release Chinook and chum. Open seven days a week.

 Reason for action:   The current estimate of Chinook harvest for the summer is 2,724 (97%) of the total harvest quota of 2,816 and 2,247 (67%) of the total sublegal encounter limit of 3,373 agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF).  The harvest quota for Chinook is nearly taken, suspending Chinook retention now will allow Coho retention to continue through the summer.

Additional information:  Year-round piers, (Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse dock, and Redondo Pier,) Remain open under rules listed in 2022/2023 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.  

Anglers can be notified of any in-season rules changes as they are announced by signing up for WDFW Regulation Updates at

Information contact:  Fish Program, 360 902-2700

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (