Salmon fishing will close at Hoodsport Hatchery Zone


Action: Closes salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone, excluding the ADA-accessible fishing platform.

Effective Date: Aug. 30, 2014, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Hoodsport Hatchery Zone waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek.

Reason for action: Chinook broodstock collection efforts at the Hoodsport Hatchery are well behind the goal (~2,000). As of Aug. 26, only 36 adult chinook broodstock have been trapped at the hatchery. The closure of the salmon fishery contained within the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone will work in conjunction with a tribal fishery closure to fulfill broodstock collection requirements. The salmon fishery may re-open if broodstock collection efforts indicate the goal will be met.

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