THE FOLLOWING IS AN EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Fishing to close within the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone
Action: Closes all fishing.
Effective date: Nov. 9, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2020.
Species affected: All species.
Location: Hoodsport Hatchery Zone (Marine Area 12 waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of yellow buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek at Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery).
Reason for action: Fishery managers estimate that the 2020 fall chum run is about one-third of the way through normal run timing while the hatchery has only achieved 10 percent of broodstock needs. This rule is necessary to ensure that broodstock needs are met.