Area 1 Halibut To Close

(WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE NOTICE)

Halibut fishing will close after Friday June 25 in Marine Area 1

Action:   Close the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) after Friday, June 25.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Sat. June 26, 2010.

Species affected: Pacific halibut

Location:   Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco).

Reason for action:   The halibut quota is expected to be met in Marine Area 1 after June 25, 2010.  Anglers are encouraged to check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website or hotline for information regarding re-openings.

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202.

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