Marine Area 13 open to salmon fishing

May 21, 2024

Action: Re-opens salmon seasons under permanent rules as listed in the 2023/2024 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound) all waters south of northernmost Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Reason for action: Marine Area 13 salmon fisheries can be reopened consistent with the preseason fishing plans. Federal Endangered Species Act consultations on 2024-25 Puget Sound salmon fisheries have been completed (National Marine Fisheries Service Consultation #WCRO-2024-00942), and a Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement have been issued.

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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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