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Marine Area 10 winter crab fishery to close early; Areas 11, 13 remain closed for the season OLYMPIA The recreational Dungeness crab fishery in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close about six weeks early due to low numbers of crab in the area, state shellfish managers said today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) also announced that marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) and 13 (south Sound) will remain closed for the winter crabbing season. Harvest numbers from the summer crab fishery in both areas indicate sport crabbers have reached their quota for the year, said Rich Childers, shellfish manager for WDFW. "We're taking these steps to protect crab populations in all three marine areas," Childers said. The Marine Area 10 crab fishery will close at 6 p.m., Nov. 15. WDFW previously planned to close the area Dec. 31, but is closing it early due to low crab abundance. Currently, eight marine areas remain open seven days a week through Dec. 31: marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of the Tatoosh-Bonilla line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), 9 (Admiralty Inlet, Port Gamble, and Port Ludlow), and 12 (Hood Canal). The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6 inches. In addition, fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across. Additional information is available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/ All Dungeness crab caught in the late-season fishery must be recorded on winter catch cards, which are valid through Dec. 31. Winter cards are available at license vendors across the state. Winter catch reports are due to WDFW by Feb. 1, 2017. For more information on catch record cards, visit WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/crc.html Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. - 3:04 p.m. 10/28/2016
Marine Area 10 winter crab fishery to
close early;
Areas 11, 13 remain closed for the
season

OLYMPIA The recreational Dungeness
crab fishery in Marine Area 10
(Seattle/Bremerton) will close about
six weeks early due to low numbers of
crab in the area, state shellfish
managers said today.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) also announced that
marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon
Island) and 13 (south Sound) will
remain closed for the winter crabbing
season. Harvest numbers from the
summer crab fishery in both areas
indicate sport crabbers have reached
their quota for the year, said Rich
Childers, shellfish manager for WDFW.

"We're taking these steps to protect
crab populations in all three marine
areas," Childers said.

The Marine Area 10 crab fishery will
close at 6 p.m., Nov. 15. WDFW
previously planned to close the area
Dec. 31, but is closing it early due
to low crab abundance.

Currently, eight marine areas remain
open seven days a week through Dec.
31: marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of
the Tatoosh-Bonilla line), 5 (Sekiu),
6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7
(San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception
Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay),
8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), 9
(Admiralty Inlet, Port Gamble, and
Port Ludlow), and 12 (Hood Canal).

The daily catch limit in Puget Sound
is five Dungeness crab, males only,
in hard-shell condition with a
minimum carapace width of 6 inches.
In addition, fishers may catch six
red rock crab of either sex per day,
provided those crab measure at least
5 inches across. Additional
information is available on WDFW's
website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
crab/

All Dungeness crab caught in the
late-season fishery must be recorded
on winter catch cards, which are
valid through Dec. 31. Winter cards
are available at license vendors
across the state.

Winter catch reports are due to WDFW
by Feb. 1, 2017. For more information
on catch record cards, visit WDFW's
website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
crab/crc.html

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Dear Interested Party: The USFWS Washington Fish and Wildlife Office's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for habitat restoration and species recovery programs is now available for Fiscal Year 2017 funding and technical assistance. Program eligibility is limited to projects and activities in the state of Washington. Please see the attached summary and/or our website (http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/funding_NOFA.html) for more information. If you feel you have a project that meets the goals of our programs, call or email a Program Contact identified in the attached announcement to discuss your project. We will work with you to determine if your project may be eligible for funding and the Program Contact will email you a Project Summary form. To ensure your project receives highest priority consideration for funding, please submit a Project Summary form on or before January 20, 2017. General program questions can also be sent to this email inbox (FW1restoration@fws.gov) where they will be forwarded to an appropriate Program Contact for follow up. Thank-you for your interest in fish and wildlife conservation activities. Sincerely, Ginger Phalen, Acting Division Manager Environmental Assessment and Restoration U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Washington Fish & Wildlife Office 510 Desmond Dr. SE, Suite 102 Lacey, WA 98503 office: (360) 753-5819 email: ginger_phalen@fws.gov - 10:00 a.m. 10/28/2016
Dear Interested Party:

The USFWS Washington Fish and
Wildlife Office's Notice of Funding
Availability (NOFA) for habitat
restoration and species recovery
programs is now available for Fiscal
Year 2017 funding and technical
assistance. Program eligibility is
limited to projects and activities in
the state of Washington. Please see
the attached summary and/or our
website
(http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/funding_NOF
A.html) for more information. If you
feel you have a project that meets
the goals of our programs, call or
email a Program Contact identified in
the attached announcement to discuss
your project. We will work with you
to determine if your project may be
eligible for funding and the Program
Contact will email you a Project
Summary form. To ensure your project
receives highest priority
consideration for funding, please
submit a Project Summary form on or
before January 20, 2017.

General program questions can also be
sent to this email inbox
(FW1restoration@fws.gov) where they
will be forwarded to an appropriate
Program Contact for follow up.

Thank-you for your interest in fish
and wildlife conservation activities.

Sincerely,

Ginger Phalen, Acting Division
Manager

Environmental Assessment and
Restoration

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington Fish & Wildlife Office

510 Desmond Dr. SE, Suite 102

Lacey, WA 98503

office: (360) 753-5819

email: ginger_phalen@fws.gov


Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10 Action: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10 will be reduced to 1 chinook, with a 2 salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released. Effective locations and dates: Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 16 through Apr. 30, 2017. Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton): Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. Species affected: Chinook salmon Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number of chinook encounters retaining or releasing fish anglers are allowed in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10. The department is modifying these fisheries to try to stay within the agreed to number of encounters, increasing the likelihood of providing season-long fisheries. WDFW consulted with its Puget Sound sportfishing advisors in making this change. Other information: WDFW will continue to monitor and evaluate these marine area fisheries. Information Contact: Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807 or 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. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate - 9:55 a.m. 10/26/2016
Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day
in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10

Action: The daily limit for hatchery
chinook salmon in marine areas 8-1,
8-2, 9, and 10 will be reduced to 1
chinook, with a 2 salmon limit. All
coho and wild chinook salmon must be
released.

Effective locations and dates:

Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope
Island and Skagit Bay): Nov. 1, 2016
through April 30, 2017.
Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port
Gardner): Nov. 1, 2016 through April
30, 2017.
Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Nov.
1 through Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 16
through Apr. 30, 2017.
Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton):
Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017.
Species affected: Chinook salmon

Reason for action: Before the salmon
fishing season started, the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) and tribal co-
managers agreed to a limited number
of chinook encounters retaining or
releasing fish anglers are allowed
in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10.

The department is modifying these
fisheries to try to stay within the
agreed to number of encounters,
increasing the likelihood of
providing season-long fisheries. WDFW
consulted with its Puget Sound
sportfishing advisors in making this
change.

Other information: WDFW will continue
to monitor and evaluate these marine
area fisheries.

Information Contact: Mark Baltzell,
(360) 902-2807 or 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.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Snohomish, Skykomish and Wallace rivers to open for gamefish; coho fishing season extended Action: Opens the Snohomish River, the Skykomish River and the Wallace River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho fisheries on these three rivers through Nov. 30. Species affected: Coho salmon and gamefish. Reason for action: State and tribal co-managers had agreed to limited coho fisheries, Oct. 11 through Oct. 31, on these rivers but kept the rivers closed to fishing for gamefish. The co-managers agree that the coho return is strong enough to extend the coho fisheries through Nov. 30 and open gamefish fisheries on Oct. 22, rather than Nov. 1, as scheduled. Effective locations and dates: Snohomish River (Snohomish County) from the mouth (Burlington-Northern Railroad bridges), including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways, but excluding all tributaries, upstream to the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers. Open for gamefish Oct. 22. Open for coho fishing through Nov. 30. Skykomish River from the mouth upstream to the confluence with the Wallace River. Open for gamefish Oct. 22. Open for coho fishing through Nov. 30. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 from the boat ramp below Lewis St. Bridge at Monroe to a point 2,500 feet downstream from the ramp, and from 1,000 feet downstream of the Reiter Ponds outlet to 1,500 feet upstream. Wallace River from the mouth (farthest downstream railroad bridge) to 200 feet upstream of the hatchery water intake. Open for gamefish Oct. 22. Open for coho fishing through Nov. 30. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited on the Wallace River from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Rules: Night - 7:42 a.m. 10/22/2016
Snohomish, Skykomish and Wallace
rivers to open
for gamefish; coho fishing season
extended

Action: Opens the Snohomish River,
the Skykomish River and the Wallace
River to fishing for gamefish
beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho
fisheries on these three rivers
through Nov. 30.

Species affected: Coho salmon and
gamefish.

Reason for action: State and tribal
co-managers had agreed to limited
coho fisheries, Oct. 11 through Oct.
31, on these rivers but kept the
rivers closed to fishing for
gamefish. The co-managers agree that
the coho return is strong enough to
extend the coho fisheries through
Nov. 30 and open gamefish fisheries
on Oct. 22, rather than Nov. 1, as
scheduled.

Effective locations and dates:

Snohomish River (Snohomish County)
from the mouth (Burlington-Northern
Railroad bridges), including all
channels, sloughs, and interconnected
waterways, but excluding all
tributaries, upstream to the
confluence of the Skykomish and
Snoqualmie rivers. Open for gamefish
Oct. 22. Open for coho fishing
through Nov. 30.

Skykomish River from the mouth
upstream to the confluence with the
Wallace River. Open for gamefish Oct.
22. Open for coho fishing through
Nov. 30. Fishing from a floating
device is prohibited Nov. 1 through
Nov. 30 from the boat ramp below
Lewis St. Bridge at Monroe to a point
2,500 feet downstream from the ramp,
and from 1,000 feet downstream of the
Reiter Ponds outlet to 1,500 feet
upstream.

Wallace River from the mouth
(farthest downstream railroad bridge)
to 200 feet upstream of the hatchery
water intake. Open for gamefish Oct.
22. Open for coho fishing through
Nov. 30. Fishing from a floating
device is prohibited on the Wallace
River from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.

Rules:

Night

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Hatchery coho salmon can be retained in all of Area 13 beginning Oct. 22 Action: Hatchery coho can be kept as part of the daily limit in all of Marine Area 13 (South Sound). Effective Dates: Oct 22, until further notice. Species affected: Salmon Locations: Marine Area 13 Reason for action: State and tribal co-managers previously agreed to keep the area closed to wild and hatchery coho retention due to the low number of coho projected to return this year. The co-managers agree there are sufficient numbers of fish returning to southern Puget Sound to allow the retention of hatchery coho. Other information: The western portion of Area 13 opened Oct. 1 for hatchery coho retention. Today's action opens the eastern portion for hatchery coho retention. The daily limit for all of Marine Area 13 is 2 salmon, release wild chinook and wild coho. Anglers may fish with two poles if they have a Two-Pole Endorsement. Information Contacts: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808; James Losee, (360) 902-2741. 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. Persons - 7:41 a.m. 10/22/2016
Hatchery coho salmon can be retained
in all of Area 13 beginning Oct. 22

Action: Hatchery coho can be kept
as part of the daily limit in all of
Marine Area 13 (South Sound).

Effective Dates: Oct 22, until
further notice.

Species affected: Salmon

Locations: Marine Area 13

Reason for action: State and tribal
co-managers previously agreed to keep
the area closed to wild and hatchery
coho retention due to the low number
of coho projected to return this
year.

The co-managers agree there are
sufficient numbers of fish returning
to southern Puget Sound to allow the
retention of hatchery coho.

Other information: The western
portion of Area 13 opened Oct. 1 for
hatchery coho retention. Today's
action opens the eastern portion for
hatchery coho retention.

The daily limit for all of Marine
Area 13 is 2 salmon, release wild
chinook and wild coho. Anglers may
fish with two poles if they have a
Two-Pole Endorsement.

Information Contacts: Ryan Lothrop,
(360) 902-2808; James Losee, (360)
902-2741.

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.
Persons

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Nisqually River open to retention of hatchery coho and gamefish Action: Retention of hatchery coho and gamefish is permitted. Salmon, trout and other gamefish fishing open on the mainstem Nisqually River from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge. Effective dates: Oct. 22, 2016, until further notice. Species affected: Coho salmon and gamefish Location: Mainstem Nisqually from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge. Reasons for action: The Nisqually River was originally closed to all fishing under a state and tribal co-manager agreement to protect coho salmon. Egg-take goals for coho have been met at Kalama and Clear Creek hatcheries, allowing the co-managers to open fisheries for coho and gamefish. Other information: Anglers can retain 2 hatchery adult coho only and must release all chinook, all chum, wild coho and wild steelhead. Trout minimum size 14", daily limit 2. Other gamefish statewide minimum size/daily limits apply. Sport anglers should be aware that tribal fisheries will also be occurring and should avoid interfering with those fisheries. Information Contact: James P. Losee, (360) 902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov - 7:39 a.m. 10/22/2016
Nisqually River open to retention of
hatchery coho and gamefish

Action: Retention of hatchery coho
and gamefish is permitted. Salmon,
trout and other gamefish fishing open
on the mainstem Nisqually River from
mouth to the military tank crossing
bridge.

Effective dates: Oct. 22, 2016, until
further notice.

Species affected: Coho salmon and
gamefish

Location: Mainstem Nisqually from
mouth to the military tank crossing
bridge.

Reasons for action: The Nisqually
River was originally closed to all
fishing under a state and tribal co-
manager agreement to protect coho
salmon.

Egg-take goals for coho have been met
at Kalama and Clear Creek hatcheries,
allowing the co-managers to open
fisheries for coho and gamefish.

Other information: Anglers can retain
2 hatchery adult coho only and must
release all chinook, all chum, wild
coho and wild steelhead. Trout
minimum size 14", daily limit 2.
Other gamefish statewide minimum
size/daily limits apply.

Sport anglers should be aware that
tribal fisheries will also be
occurring and should avoid
interfering with those fisheries.

Information Contact: James P. Losee,
(360) 902-2741,
james.losee@dfw.wa.gov


Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Fishing for salmon, steelhead to close from mouth of Columbia River to Pasco Action: Fishing for salmon and steelhead will close Oct. 22 on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the river upstream to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington. Species affected: Salmon and steelhead. Effective dates: Oct. 22 through Dec. 31, 2016. Location: Mainstem Columbia from Buoy 10 upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge. Reason for action: Based on the most recent in-season run forecast, the non-treaty allocation of Upriver Bright (URB) fall chinook has been reached. The URB component of the run includes Snake River fall chinook, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). Additional information: Allowable impact rates on listed chinook salmon stocks are based on a percentage of the total chinook run. The preseason forecast for the 2016 fall chinook run to the Columbia River was 960,200 fish, including an estimated 579,600 URB chinook. Based on actual returns, those projections have been reduced several times during the course of the season by the multi-jurisdictional Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). On Oct. 17, the TAC reduced its official forecast of the URB chinook run to 412,700, leaving no additional impacts available for the non-treaty fishery. Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010. 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. Persons - 2:02 p.m. 10/20/2016
Fishing for salmon, steelhead to
close from mouth of Columbia River to
Pasco

Action: Fishing for salmon and
steelhead will close Oct. 22 on the
mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10
near the mouth of the river upstream
to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco,
Washington.

Species affected: Salmon and
steelhead.

Effective dates: Oct. 22 through Dec.
31, 2016.

Location: Mainstem Columbia from
Buoy 10 upstream to the Highway 395
Bridge.

Reason for action: Based on the most
recent in-season run forecast, the
non-treaty allocation of Upriver
Bright (URB) fall chinook has been
reached. The URB component of the run
includes Snake River fall chinook,
which are listed as threatened under
the federal Endangered Species Act
(ESA).

Additional information: Allowable
impact rates on listed chinook salmon
stocks are based on a percentage of
the total chinook run. The preseason
forecast for the 2016 fall chinook
run to the Columbia River was 960,200
fish, including an estimated 579,600
URB chinook. Based on actual returns,
those projections have been reduced
several times during the course of
the season by the multi-
jurisdictional Technical Advisory
Committee (TAC). On Oct. 17, the TAC
reduced its official forecast of the
URB chinook run to 412,700, leaving
no additional impacts available for
the non-treaty fishery.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.
For latest information press *1010.

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.
Persons

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Trout are biting good at Swift Reservoir. - 9:20 a.m. 10/20/2016
Trout are biting good at Swift
Reservoir.

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day in Marine Area 7 Action: The daily catch limit for chinook salmon in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will be reduced to 1 fish, with a 2 salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released. Effective Date: Oct. 17 through Oct. 31, 2016; and Dec. 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Location: Marine Area 7 within Puget Sound. Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number (10,248) of chinook encounters retaining or releasing fish anglers are allowed in Marine Area 7. The department is modifying the fishery to increase the likelihood of providing a season-long fishery and to try to stay within the agreed to number of encounters. Other information: WDFW will continue to monitor and evaluate the Marine Area 7 fishery. 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. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 5:04 p.m. 10/12/2016
Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day
in Marine Area 7

Action: The daily catch limit for
chinook salmon in Marine Area 7 (San
Juan Islands) will be reduced to 1
fish, with a 2 salmon limit. All coho
and wild chinook salmon must be
released.

Effective Date: Oct. 17 through Oct.
31, 2016; and Dec. 1, 2016, through
April 30, 2017.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 7 within Puget
Sound.

Reason for action: Before the salmon
fishing season started, Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW) and tribal co-managers agreed
to a limited number (10,248) of
chinook encounters retaining or
releasing fish anglers are allowed
in Marine Area 7.

The department is modifying the
fishery to increase the likelihood of
providing a season-long fishery and
to try to stay within the agreed to
number of encounters.

Other information: WDFW will continue
to monitor and evaluate the Marine
Area 7 fishery.

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.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW water access site at Beaver Lake (King County) to close for trout stocking OLYMPIA A public water access site owned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) at Beaver Lake near Issaquah will temporarily close to facilitate the annual stocking of jumbo-size rainbow trout. The site, which includes a boat launch, will close at sunset Oct. 18 and reopen at sunrise on Oct. 20. However, Beaver Lake will remain open to fishing during the closure. WDFW is stocking the lake with 2,500 hatchery rainbows averaging about two pounds each. The fish are part of the educational display at WDFW's Issaquah Hatchery. The department releases trout into Beaver Lake each year to enhance recreational opportunity, said Justin Spinelli, fishery biologist for WDFW. Beaver Lake is open to fishing year-round. Internal combustion boat engines are prohibited on the lake. All anglers 15 years of age and older are required to have a valid fishing license. The daily limit for trout is five fish, only two of which can exceed 15 inches in length. For details, check the sport fishing rules pamphlet, available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ Persons - 5:03 p.m. 10/12/2016
WDFW water access site at Beaver Lake
(King County) to close for trout
stocking

OLYMPIA A public water access site
owned by the Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) at Beaver
Lake near Issaquah will temporarily
close to facilitate the annual
stocking of jumbo-size rainbow trout.

The site, which includes a boat
launch, will close at sunset Oct. 18
and reopen at sunrise on Oct. 20.
However, Beaver Lake will remain open
to fishing during the closure.

WDFW is stocking the lake with 2,500
hatchery rainbows averaging about two
pounds each. The fish are part of the
educational display at WDFW's
Issaquah Hatchery. The department
releases trout into Beaver Lake each
year to enhance recreational
opportunity, said Justin Spinelli,
fishery biologist for WDFW.

Beaver Lake is open to fishing year-
round. Internal combustion boat
engines are prohibited on the lake.
All anglers 15 years of age and older
are required to have a valid fishing
license. The daily limit for trout is
five fish, only two of which can
exceed 15 inches in length.

For details, check the sport fishing
rules pamphlet, available on WDFW's
website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulation
s/

Persons

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

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