Action: 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 previously limited to one hatchery chinook as part of a two-salmon daily limit to ensure the fishery would remain open for the entire season. Preliminary estimates and fishery projections indicate that sufficient fish remain in the quota for the fishery to remain open through the scheduled season with the increased limit for hatchery chinook.
Other information: WDFW biologists will continue to monitor these fisheries and coordinate with the Puget Sound Sportfishing Advisory Group to determine any further action is necessary. Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 remain closed until February 16, 2018.
The daily salmon limit is two fish. Anglers must release wild chinook and wild coho. Year-round piers are unaffected by this rule change and have a daily limit for salmon of 2 fish, of which 1 may be a chinook..
Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808; Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807.