ACTION TAKEN: The ocean between the Queets River and Cape Falcon will reopen effective Friday, August 30th on the open period schedule of Friday through Tuesday of each week through the earlier of September 17th or quota attainment. Open period limits of 35 Chinook and 40 adipose fin-clipped coho apply.
RATIONALE: Following the most recent open period in the North of Cape Falcon commercial troll salmon fishery 4,230 Chinook were landed leaving only 1,901 Chinook remaining on the quota. A trade with of 4,000 coho from the commercial troll fishery to the recreational fishery in exchange for 3,200 Chinook from the recreational fishery to the commercial troll salmon fishery (converted rate of 2,000 Chinook) will leave the commercial troll fishery with a revised Chinook quota of 3,900 and a revised adipose fin-clipped coho quota of 4,000. The revised landing limits are expected to stretch the season out to allow for continued flow of salmon into the markets until mid-September. Trollers are reminded to revisit the regulations regarding the very specific landing and call-in restrictions in the fishery to the North of Cape Falcon.