Chinook salmon retention suspended in Marine Area 9

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

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.

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