home Top Stories, Washington Hatchery coho salmon can be retained in all of Area 13 beginning Oct. 22

Hatchery coho salmon can be retained in all of Area 13 beginning Oct. 22

A day with Big King Salmon Charters


10/22/2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN

 

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.