Action: Closes harvest of chum on the Skokomish River (Mason County).
Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, 2012.
Species affected: Chum salmon.
Location: Skokomish River (Mason County) from the mouth to Highway 106 Bridge.
Reason for action: This emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and is interim until permanent rules take effect. This regulation was agreed upon to protect summer chum salmon listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Other information: Salmon fishing is open from Sept.16 through Dec.15. Daily bag limit of 6, which up to 4 may be adults. Release chinook. Release chum from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for other specific regulations.
Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.