Salmon fishing to closed April 20 in Marine Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point)

April 18, 2024

Action: Closes salmon fishing.

Effective date: April 20 through April 30, 2024.

Species affected: All salmon.

Location: Marine Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point).

Reason for action: Estimates of landed catch to date indicate that anglers have reached 98% of the sublegal encounters (3,616 of 3,707) agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). To meet conservation goals and avoid exceeding the fishery objectives, it will close beginning Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Additional information: This rule change does not affect the scheduled halibut fishing season in Marine Area 5.

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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