Portion of Marine Area 9 closes to salmon fishing

Action: Fishing for salmon is closed south and west of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point to the Hood Canal Bridge within Marine Catch Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), except angling for salmon from shore is allowed from the Hood Canal Bridge to the northern boundary of Salsbury Point Park.

Effective Date: Aug. 6 through Aug. 15, 2015.

Species affected: Coho and pink salmon.

Location: Waters south and west of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point to the Hood Canal Bridge in Marine Catch Area 9.

Reason for action: Closing salmon fishing in this area is necessary to protect mid-Hood Canal chinook per state-tribal management plans agreed to during the North of Falcon pre-season process.

Other information: Shore angling for salmon is allowed from the Hood Canal Bridge to the northern boundary of Salsbury Point Park with the following regulations:

Daily limit is 2 salmon, plus 2 additional pink salmon. Release chinook and chum. Anglers should consult the Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for specific regulations (see Marine Area 9 map, “Hood Canal Closure and Fishery” specified in footnote number 6).

Information contact: Laurie Peterson (360) 902-2790 or Ryan Lothrop (360) 902-2808.

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