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Closures For Marine Area 7 - San Juan Islands

After all of the turmoil concering the Area 7 closures the past couple of days the WDFW has come out with the following restrictions. It appears that the Roche Harbor and Anacortes Derbies have dodged a bullet and will be happening! Don't know how they came to the following restrictions, but it is better than the complete closures that were going down yesterday. It will be interesting to hear how the WDFW pulled this one off.

Salmon season closes in Marine Area 7

Action: Closes fishing for salmon in Area 7 except open for fishing on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Effective Date: Jan. 29 through 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2015.

Species affected: All salmon.

Location: Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands).

Reason for action: Catch rates have continued to be higher than expected. The fishery is being closed on Mondays through Thursdays to control impacts on stocks of concern.

Other information: Fishery will begin its closure on Mondays through Thursdays, starting January 29. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for other specific regulations. The daily limit for salmon is one, however anglers must release wild chinook.


Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808


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