San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7) to open for additional days of salmon fishing

July 26, 2022

Action: Opens salmon seasons.

Effective date: July 28 through July 30, 2022.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 7.

Rule: Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only. Salmon daily limit 2, including no more than 1 Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. Other salmon, 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 23, 2022, 67% of the harvest quota (1,203 of 1800), 25% of unmarked encounters (988 of 3,991) and 23% of sublegal encounters (593 of 2,573) have been reached. 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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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