Areas 5 and 6 closing for Chinook

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  1. griz72 New Member

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    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    http://wdfw.wa.gov

    August 3, 2007

    Chinook retention to close in
    Marine Areas 5 and 6

    Action: Closes retention of hatchery Chinook in Areas 5 and 6.

    Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5, 2007.

    Species affected: Chinook salmon.

    Location: Catch Record Area 5 (Sekiu) and the portion of Area 6 west of Ediz Hook at Port Angeles.

    Reason for action: Estimates indicate that the Chinook quota will be harvested by the end of the day Aug. 4, 2007.

    Other information: Retention of wild Chinook is already prohibited. With this regulation, all Chinook must be released in Area 5 and all of Area 6. Both areas remain open to salmon fishing for pink, sockeye, and hatchery coho. Pink salmon catches should be on the increase. Single-point barbless hooks are still required.

    Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 902-2715