August 25, 2023
Action: Allows retention of wild coho.
Effective date: Aug. 26 through Sept. 30, 2023.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 2.
Salmon Rules: Daily limit 2 including no more than 1 Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. Coho min. size 16”. Other salmon species no min. size.
Reason for action: Reason for action: Percentages of adipose marked coho have been lower than expected in ocean salmon fisheries this season. Quotas have been adjusted downward in a manner to ensure that impacts to wild coho are not increased from preseason expected rates and will remain within conservation limits by allowing their retention.
Additional information: Grays Harbor (Area 2-2) west of the Buoy 13 line are also open under the same rules as Area 2. Regulations for Area 2-1 changed from being concurrent with ocean rules in August, details are listed in the 2023-24 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Grays Harbor Control Zone is open for salmon through Sept. 30, 2023.
Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close Sept. 30, but areas may close earlier if quotas are met.
Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700