Chinook Limited To One Hatchery In Marine Areas 8-1.8-2,9 And 10
Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10
Action: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10 will be reduced to 1 chinook, with a 2 salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released.
Effective locations and dates:
- Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.
- Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.
- Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 16 through Apr. 30, 2017.
- Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton): Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017.
Species affected: Chinook salmon
Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number of chinook encounters – retaining or releasing fish – anglers are allowed in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10.
The department is modifying these fisheries to try to stay within the agreed to number of encounters, increasing the likelihood of providing season-long fisheries. WDFW consulted with its Puget Sound sportfishing advisors in making this change.
Other information: WDFW will continue to monitor and evaluate these marine area fisheries.