Action: Closes salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone; anglers must release chum in the rest of Marine area 12 (Hood Canal).
Effective date: Nov. 18, 2019 until further notice.
Species affected: Salmon.
- Marine Area 12 (except the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone)
- Hoodsport Hatchery Zone: Waters within a 2,000’ arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek.
Reason for action: Hatchery returns are below projections. This conservation measure is necessary to ensure that hatchery broodstock goals are met.
Additional information: Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ and the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for further information on seasons.
Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, 360-902-0058, or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, 360-902-2807.