Marine Area 4 salmon fishing suspended

June 30, 2022

Action: Closes salmon fishing beginning July 2 east of Bonilla-Tatoosh line, and July 5 west of the line.

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.

To be notified of fishing rule changes as they are announced, anglers are encouraged to sign up for the WDFW email notification lists at https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/lists.

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.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).