Marine Area 6 west of Ediz Hook closes to salmon fishing until August 16

July 29, 2022

Map of Chinook Selective Fishery area in Marine Area 6
Marine Area 6 Chinook Selective Fishery Area

Action:  Suspends retention of all Salmon in Marine Area 6, West of Ediz Hook.

Effective date:  August 3 through Aug. 15, 2022.

Species affected:  Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 6 Chinook Selective Fishery Area; Marine Area 6 waters west of a true north/south line through the #2 Buoy immediately east of Ediz Hook, excluding Port Angeles Harbor and Freshwater Bay areas.

Rule:  Salmon fishing is closed until August 16.

 Reason for action:   Catch rates have been high to date in Marine Area 6, and anglers have reached 88% of the legal encounters quota (9,400) for the season through July 24th. A temporary total closure is necessary to ensure there are enough Chinook impacts available for coho opportunities later in the summer.

Additional information:  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).