Commission adopts simplified sportfishing rules, schedules workshop on Puget Sound chinook plan

TweetRIDGEFIELD, Wash. – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a package of simplified sportfishing rules for Washington’s rivers, streams and lakes during its Jan. 18-20 meeting in Ridgefield. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set … Continue reading →

Washington Anglers can keep 2 hatchery chinook salmon in Marine Area 10 beginning Jan. 13

TweetAction: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon will increase to two fish in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton). Effective Date: Jan.13, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location:  Marine Area 10 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round piers. Reason for action: Anglers were … Continue reading →

Fisheries Scientists to Reap Benefits from New NOAA Satellite

Tweet PSS-1 is the first in a new series of four highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting environmental satellites. Credit: NOAA. Environmental satellites are a forecaster’s best friend. Orbiting high above the planet, these “eyes in the sky” watch for extreme weather … 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 →