WDFW: Chinook retention suspended in MA 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island)

By on August 23, 2021
MA 11

Chinook retention suspended in Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11)

Action: Suspends retention of Chinook salmon.

Effective date: 12 a.m., August 25 through September 30, 2021.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11).

Rule: Salmon daily limit 2. No min. size. Release Chinook.

Reason for action: The current estimate of Chinook harvest is 3,181 of the total harvest quota of 3,084 (103%) agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Because the harvest quota has been reached, WDFW staff have made the decision to suspend Chinook retention.

Additional Information: This fishing rule change does not affect the Marine Area 11 coho and pink fisheries, which continue as planned.

This rule does not affect the following year-round piers: Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse Dock, and Redondo Pier.

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

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