Washington reopens public access to the Leque Island Unit of the Skagit Wildlife Area

TweetOLYMPIA—The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has reopened public access to Leque Island near Stanwood, following a temporary closure for a habitat restoration project designed to benefit shorebirds, waterfowl and salmon. The entire island, which reopened to the … Continue reading →

Anglers must release all salmon except hatchery coho on Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie and Wallace Rivers

TweetAction: Release all salmon except for hatchery coho (marked with a clipped adipose fin) on the Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie and Wallace Rivers.  Effective dates: Sunday, Oct. 29, through Dec. 31, 2017. Species affected: All salmon. Locations: Snohomish River, mouth confluence with … Continue reading →

Washington Hoh and South Fork Hoh rivers to re-open to fishing

TweetAction:  Re-open the Hoh and South Fork Hoh rivers outside of Olympic National Park waters to fishing.  Fishing regulations are as listed in WDFW’s 2017-18 “Sport Fishing Rules” pamphlet. Effective date:  Oct. 21, 2017.  Species affected:  All species.  Location:  The Hoh and South Fork … Continue reading →

Washington issues permit to Cooke Aquaculture to transport Atlantic salmon eggs from Iceland

TweetOLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has authorized Cooke Aquaculture to transport 1.8 million Atlantic salmon eggs from its facility in Iceland to the company’s land-based hatchery in Rochester, Wash. WDFW issued the transfer permit late … Continue reading →