Deep South Sound Closing To Salmon Fishing
THE FOLLOWING IS A RULE CHANGE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Salmon Fishing suspended in South Puget Sound (Marine Area 13)
Action: Closes salmon fishing.
Effective date: Aug. 29, 2022, until further notice.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound), except Fox Island Public Fishing Pier.
Reason for action: Expected catches in both recreational and tribal fisheries are below pre-season expectation to date, indicating that returns may be coming in below pre-season forecasts. The recreational Marine Area salmon fishery will be paused until further notice to further evaluate Chinook returns to South Sound to ensure natural escapement and broodstock goals are met. This fishery may reopen if further information suggests such an action is warranted.