10/22/2016 – J. W. Snyder – FWS
WDFW Fishing Rule Change
Action: Hatchery coho can be kept as part of the daily limit in all of Marine Area 13 (South Sound).
Effective Dates: Oct 22, until further notice.
Species affected: Salmon
Locations: Marine Area 13
Reason for action: State and tribal co-managers previously agreed to keep the area closed to wild and hatchery coho retention due to the low number of coho projected to return this year.
The co-managers agree there are sufficient numbers of fish returning to southern Puget Sound to allow the retention of hatchery coho.
Other information: The western portion of Area 13 opened Oct. 1 for hatchery coho retention. Today’s action opens the eastern portion for hatchery coho retention.
The daily limit for all of Marine Area 13 is 2 salmon, release wild chinook and wild coho. Anglers may fish with two poles if they have a Two-Pole Endorsement.
Information Contacts: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808; James Losee, (360) 902-2741.