Washington Marine Area Fishing Rule Change

Posted by on May 11, 2015

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May 11, 2015

CORRECTS THE DESCRIPTION OF MARINE AREA 2-2

2015 ocean salmon-fishing seasons  

Action: Opens ocean recreational salmon season.

Effective dates and Locations:

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

May 30 through June 12 – Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit. Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. 

June 13 until further notice: Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a chinook salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores)

May 30 through June 12 – Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit. Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. 

June 13 until further notice: Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a chinook salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 2-1 (Willapa Bay)

Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling. Area 2 rules apply.

Marine Area 2-2, west of the Buoy 13 line, (Grays Harbor)

Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling. Area 2 rules apply.

Marine Areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay)

May 15-16, May 22-23, and May 30 through June 12 – Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit plus 2 additional pink salmon. Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. In Area 4, Closed east of a true north/south line running through Sail Rock.

Closed to salmon angling inside the area bounded by a line from Kydaka Point to Shipwreck Point.

June 13 until further notice: daily limit of 2 salmon, release wild coho.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Reason for action:  Opens ocean recreational salmon seasons that were previously announced following the Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings in April.

Information Contact:  Doug Milward 360-902-2739

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons 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 (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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