No Chinook or wild coho landing or possession allowed in Marine Area 5

August 25, 2023

Action: Makes it unlawful to possess or land Chinook or wild coho in Marine Area 5. Maintains previously announced increased pink salmon daily limit.

Effective date: Aug. 26 through Sept. 30, 2023.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 5.

Salmon Rules: No min. size. Daily limit two (2) plus two (2) additional pink salmon. Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.

It is unlawful to land or possess Chinook or wild coho in Marine Area 5.

Kydaka Point Area (Waters south of a line from Kydaka Point westerly approximately four miles to Shipwreck Point): Closed.

Reason for action: This rule is necessary to enhance compliance and facilitate enforcement of fisheries with different retention rules in areas 4 and 5.

Additional information: Anglers can receive Fishing Rule Change announcements by signing up for agency emails at

Additional fishing rules and seasons can be found in the 2023/25 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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