WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
June 17, 2016
Halibut fishing will re-open June 23 in marine areas 3 and 4
Action: Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) will re-open for one additional fishing day on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Catch through Saturday (June 11) was 95,146 pounds, leaving 12,884 pounds of quota remaining. That is sufficient for another weekday of fishing, but not another weekend day of fishing.
Effective date: June 23, 2016.
Species affected: Pacific halibut.
Location: Marine areas 3 and 4.
Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining in marine areas 3 and 4 to open the recreational halibut fishery for another day. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202.