WA, N OR Ocean Salmon Update (6-29-11)

(REPORT COURTESY WENDY BEEGHLEY, WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE)

Coastwide Chinook Mark-Selective Fishery

The Chinook mark-selective recreational fishery in the area between Cape Falcon, OR and the US-Canada border opened on June 18 operating under a quota of 4,800 marked Chinook.  Through its automatic closure date on June 25, a total of 2,396 Chinook were landed (50% of the quota).  The preliminary estimates of mark rates on legal-sized Chinook were 73% in the Columbia River area, 72% in the Westport area, 53% in the La Push area, and 67% in the Neah Bay area.

All-Species Fishery

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Cape Falcon, OR and the US-Canada border opened on June 26.  The details for each catch are described below.

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon)

The all-species recreational salmon fishery opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 33,600 coho and a sub-area guideline of 7,400 Chinook.  On opening day, Sunday, June 26, a total of 357 coho (1% of the quota) and 126 Chinook (2% of the guideline) were landed. No pink were landed.

Westport

The all-species recreational salmon fishery opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 24,860 coho and a sub-area guideline of 16,900 Chinook.  On Sunday, June 26, a total of 223 coho (1% of the quota) and 362 Chinook (2% of the guideline) were landed.  An additional 10 pink were estimated landed.

La Push
The all-species recreational salmon fishery opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 1,700 coho and a sub-area guideline of 1,350 Chinook1.  On Sunday, June 26, a total of 49 coho (3% of the quota) and 13 Chinook (1% of the guideline) were landed.  An additional 5 pink were estimated landed.

Neah Bay

The all-species recreational salmon fishery opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 6,990 coho and a sub-area guideline of 3,200 Chinook.  On Sunday, June 26, a total 61 coho (1% of the quota) and 61 Chinook (2% of the guideline) were landed.  An additional 23 pink were estimated landed.

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