Hanford Reach opens for sockeye salmon retention

Hanford Reach - Burbank, WA (Franklin County)

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Open the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River to the retention of sockeye salmon.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. June 21 through July 31, 2013.

Species Affected: Sockeye salmon.

Locations: From Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam.

Reason for Action: The run of upper Columbia River sockeye returning to the Wenatchee River and the Okanogan River is sufficient to support the anticipated low level of harvest in the Hanford Reach below Priest Rapids Dam.

Other Information: The daily limit remains six (6) salmon, including sockeye and hatchery chinook only, but no more than two (2) adult hatchery chinook may be retained.

Information Contacts: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 fish biologist, (509) 545-2284 (Pasco) or John Easterbrooks, regional Fish Program manager, (509) 457-9330.

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