THE FOLLOWING IS AN EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Daily limit of one salmon when season opens in Marine Area 10
Action: The daily limit of salmon is one.
Effective date: Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton).
Reason for action: Based on abundance estimates, there is not sufficient salmon available to maintain a fishery though the planned season. A daily limit of one salmon will increase the likelihood that the winter fishery will remain open for the entire winter season.
Additional information: Chinook minimum size is 22 inches. Release all wild Chinook salmon.
For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.
Anglers can check WDFW’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.