June 30, 2022
Species affected: Salmon.
Locations, effective dates, and rules:
Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line:
Effective immediately through July 4, 2022: Salmon daily limit 2, including no more than 1 Chinook. Chinook min. size 24". Coho min. size 16". Other salmon species no min. size. Release wild coho.
Effective July 5, 2022, until further notice: Salmon: Closed.
Marine Area 4 East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line:
Effective July 2, 2022, until further notice: Salmon: Closed.
Reason for action: A significant portion of the Chinook quota for Neah Bay has been harvested. By suspending salmon fishing in Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and subsequently west of the line, a portion of the Chinook quota is being preserved to allow reopening the area later in the season when more coho are present.
Additional information: The catch quotas for recreational fisheries North of Cape Falcon in 2022 are 27,000 Chinook and 168,000 marked coho, with an Area 4 Chinook guideline of 6,110 and Area 4 coho quota of 17,470.
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Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700