Salmon fishing closing in Sekiu and Pillar Point (Marine Area 5)

April 21, 2023

Action: Closes salmon fishing

Effective date: April 24 through April 30, 2023

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Sekiu and Pillar Point (Marine Area 5)

Reason for action: Data to date indicates this fishery has reached 90% of the Chinook salmon sublegal encounters (3,849 of 4,263) agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries. To meet conservation goals and avoid exceeding the fishery objectives, the fishery will close beginning Monday, April 24.

Additional Information: This rule change does not affect the scheduled halibut season in Sekiu and Pillar Point (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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