Marrine Area 9 (admiralty Inlet) Closing Early For Salmon Fishing
Salmon season closes April 11 in Marine Area 9
Action: Closes fishing for salmon in Marine Area 9.
Effective Date: April 11 through April 15, 2016.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) within Puget Sound.
Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number (4,729) of chinook encounters (retaining or releasing fish) that anglers are allowed in Marine Areas 9. Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the limit for chinook encounters by April 11. WDFW is closing salmon fishing to ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans.
Other information: Salmon fishing will remain open in other areas, including Marine Areas 5, 11, 12 and 13. Check the sport fishing rules pamphlet for details: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.
Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808.
With the closure of Marine Area 9 this will be the last of our salmon fishing in our local marine areas. We will not know what sort of salmon seasons we will have this summer until the North of Falcon meetings are completed this month. I don't think we will have much!