August 3, 2022
Chinook salmon retention suspended in Marine Area 9
Action: Suspends retention of Chinook Salmon in Marine Area 9.
Effective date: August 5, 2022
Species affected: Chinook Salmon
Location: Marine Area 9
Rule: Two (2) fish limit; release Chinook, Chum and wild coho.
Reason for action: The current estimate of Chinook harvest for the summer fishery is 4,101 of the harvest quota of 4,700 (87%) agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Chinook retention is being suspended beginning 12:01am Friday August 5th, when it is anticipated harvest quota will be reached.
Additional Information: This Fishing Rule Change begins the Coho directed season, which will continue as planned through September 28, including opening the waters of Area 9 south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.
Information contact: Fish Program, 360 902-2700