Pink salmon daily limit increased in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island)

September 8, 2023

Action: Changes salmon retention to include two (2) additional pink salmon.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon).

Effective Dates:  Immediately, through Sept. 30, 2023

Specific Locations and Rules: 

  • Marine Area 11, except year-round piers listed below:  Open 7 days/wk. Salmon daily limit is two (2) plus two (2) additional pink salmon. No minimum size.  Release Chinook and chum.
  • Year-round piers - Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse Dock Open 7 days/wk. Salmon daily limit is two (2) including no more than one (1) Chinook, plus two (2) additional pink salmon. Release chum. 

 Reason for action: The current run size estimate for Puget Sound pink salmon shows the return coming in above forecast, allowing for additional pink salmon retention in these Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries. 

Additional Information:  This rule change does not affect Marine Area 11 October salmon seasons. See the 2023-24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for details.

Waters surrounding Dash Point Pier are open to food fish and shellfish harvest under Marine Area 11 rules (including rules in this Fishing Rule Change).

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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