Marine Area 7 to open for additional days of salmon fishing

July 20, 2022

Action: Opens salmon seasons for additional days

Effective date: July 21 through July 23, 2022.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 7.

Rule: Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 21st  – July 23rd only. Salmon daily limit is 2, including no more than 1 Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. Other salmon species, no min. size.  Release wild Chinook, wild Coho, and Chum.

 Reason for action: Catch estimates for the Marine Area 7 summer Chinook fishery indicate that through July 16th, 2022, recreational anglers have reached 44% of the harvest quota (800 of 1800), 17% of unmarked encounters (690 of 3,991) and 9% of sublegal encounters (230 of 2573).  This allows space for additional days of fishing to be added to the 2022 summer Chinook season.

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).