WDFW: Chinook retention suspended in Marine Area 6

By on August 2, 2021

Chinook retention suspended in Marine Area 6

Action: Suspends retention of Chinook Salmon in Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait).

Effective date: 12 a.m. Aug. 3, 2021, until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 6

Rule: Salmon daily limit is 2. No min. size. Release all Chinook, chum, and wild coho.

Reason for action: The current estimate of total legal-sized Chinook encounters is 6,843 (100 percent) of the total 6,843 legal-sized encounters agreed upon in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because 100 percent of the legal-sized Chinook encounter quota has been met, WDFW staff have made the decision to suspend Chinook retention in order to preserve coho and pink opportunities in Area 6.

Additional Information: This Fishing Rule Change does not affect the mark-selective coho fishery, which will continue as planned.

Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700.

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