Mark-selective rule for chinook removed on portion of the lower Columbia River

Columbia River

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Allows retention of both clipped and un-clipped Chinook from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock boundary (near the Lewis River) prior to the previously scheduled date of Oct. 1.

Effective Date: Sept. 26, 2013

Species Affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock line (a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily Limit: Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than chinook and hatchery coho.

Permanent regulations apply through Sept. 30 in the area downstream of Tongue Point, including no retention of chinook jacks (<24-inches).

Reason for Action: Harvestable numbers of Chinook remain available based on current forecasts, associated management agreements, and harvest estimates to date.

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

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