THE FOLLOWING IS A RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area) salmon fishing season returns to permanent rules, open 7 days/week
Action: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area) salmon fishing season returns to permanent rules as listed in 2021/2022 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet.
Effective date: March 16, 2022.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area).
Rule: Open daily. Salmon daily limit is two (2). Chinook minimum size is 22”. Other salmon, no minimum size. Release wild Chinook.
Reason for action: The MA-10 winter Chinook fishery reopened on February 24 after a brief pause early in the season, and since that time the fishery has reached 25% of the total encounters (8,475), 22% of sublegal encounters (7,319) and 26% of unmarked encounters (1,105) agreed to in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). Current information indicates that there is adequate available harvest and encounters to open more days and raise the retention limit for the remainder of the fishery. The MA-10 winter season is scheduled to close on March 31.