March 27, 2018
Anglers can keep 2 hatchery chinook per day
in Marine Area 9 beginning March 30
Action: Increases the daily limit for salmon to two fish in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).
Effective Date: March 30 through April 15, 2018.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Location: Marine Area 9, excluding year-round fishing piers.
Reason for action: Preliminary estimates through March 18 indicate that the number of chinook retained or released by anglers is at 77 percent of the chinook encounter guideline of 11,053 fish for Marine Area 9. State fishery managers anticipate that sufficient encounters remain to allow the fishery to run through April 15as scheduled with a daily limit of two hatchery chinook. The changes to the chinook fishery are consistent with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans.
Other information: Anglers must release coho and wild chinook. Weekly updates on the Marine Area 9 fishery can be found at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html
For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/
Information contact: Mark Baltzell, (306) 902-2807.