August 25, 2023
Action: Allows retention of wild coho.
Effective date: Aug. 26 through Oct. 7, 2023
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 3.
- Aug. 26 through Sept. 30: Daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 24”. Coho min. size 16”. Other salmon species no min. size. Release chum.
- Oct.1 through Oct. 2: Closed.
- Oct. 3 through Oct. 7: Open only in the area north of 47°50'00 N. lat. and south of 48°00'00" N. lat. Daily limit 1 Chinook only. Chinook min. size 24”. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
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: Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close Sept. 30, with an additional late season opening in Area 3 in early October, but areas could close earlier if quotas are met.