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Reference ID: DFW477346

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW477346
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
Spring Chinook Salmon
Rule to Change:
Chinook Jack salmon defined as 24 inches or less
New Rule Proposal:
Chinook Jack salmon on the Cowlitz river defined as 26 inches or less.
Why the change is needed:
I have never seen a female chinook salmon under 26 inches. The spring chinook salmon on the Cowlitz are larger/big "Jack" salmon but under the current ruling they are classified as adults.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: FU, ISAAC C — KENT, WA

Date submitted: 06/08/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW477346

It is unclear what the proponent is suggesting to change the maximum jack Chinook salmon length to. Using a 24" maximum length for jack Chinook salmon has been successfully used to allow for greater harvest of jack Chinook salmon.

Online Public Comments    (1 comments)

FU, ISAAC C  October 02, 2012
I am asking if the definition of a Chinook Jack salmon could be increased to 26" on the Cowlitz for spring chinook salmon. The rule is intended as you said to allow for greater harvest of jack Chinook salmon however, many of the Chinook Jack salmon on the Cowlitz river are 25.5" and count towards the adult harvest as it is currently written. Thank you for your consideration

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