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Salmon Limit Reduced In Marine Area 8-1 & 8-2

Anglers limited to 1 salmon daily in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2

Action:  Reduces the daily limit for salmon to one fish.

Effective date:  Feb. 2 through April 30, 2019.

Species affected:  Salmon.

Locations:  Marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay) and 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner).

Reason for action:  Based on current catch estimates, there is not sufficient salmon available to maintain the fishery through the planned season if the daily limit remains at two fish. The change to a one-salmon daily limit is needed to meet conservation objectives and increases the likelihood that the winter fishery will remain open for the entire season.

Additional information:  Anglers are reminded to release all coho and wild chinook in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2. Chinook minimum size is 22 inches.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, (360) 902-0058.


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