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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Good times expected for summer sport ocean salmon fisheries

1Buoy10Aug2012SPORT OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES FOR 2014

Overall non-Indian Total Allowable Catch (TAC): 116,000 (non-mark-selective equivalent of 111,500) Chinook and 220,000 coho marked with a healed adipose fin clip (marked).

Recreational TAC: 59,100 (non-mark selective equivalent of 54,600) Chinook and 184,800 marked coho; all retained coho must be marked.

No Area 4B add-on fishery.

Buoy 10 fishery opens August 1 with an expected landed catch of 50,000 marked coho in August and September.

NEAH BAY-LA PUSH (MARINE CATCH AREAS 3 AND 4)

 (U.S./Canada Border to Queets River)

• May 16-17, May 23-24, and May 31-June 13 or a coastwide marked Chinook quota of 9,000.

Seven days per week. Two fish per day, all salmon except coho, all Chinook must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip.

Chinook 24-inch total length minimum size limit. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook recreational TAC for north of Cape Falcon.

WESTPORT (MARINE CATCH AREA 2)

(Queets River to Leadbetter Point)

• May 31 through earlier of June 13 or a coastwide marked Chinook quota of 9,000.

Seven days per week. Two fish per day, all salmon except coho, all Chinook must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip.

Chinook 24-inch total length minimum size limit. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook recreational TAC for north of Cape Falcon.

ILWACO (MARINE CATCH AREA 1)

(Leadbetter Point to Cape Falcon)

• May 31 through earlier of June 13 or a coastwide marked Chinook quota of 9,000.

Seven days per week. Two fish per day, all salmon except coho, all Chinook must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip.

Chinook 24-inch total length minimum size limit. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook recreational TAC for north of Cape Falcon.

NEAH BAY

(U.S./Canada Border to Cape Alava)

• June 14 through earlier of September 21 or 19,220 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 7,000 Chinook.

Seven days per week. All salmon except no chum beginning August 1; two fish per day. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip. Beginning August 1, Chinook non-retention east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line during Council managed ocean fishery. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook and coho recreational TACs for north of Cape Falcon.

LA PUSH

(Cape Alava to Queets River)

• June 14 through earlier of September 21 or 4,750 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 2,350 Chinook.

• September 27 through earlier of October 12 or 50 marked coho quota or 50 Chinook quota in the area north of 47°50’00 N. lat. and south of 48°00’00″ N. lat.

Seven days per week. All salmon, two fish per day. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook and coho recreational TACs for north of Cape Falcon.

WESTPORT

(Queets River to Leadbetter Point)

• June 14 through earlier of September 30 or 68,380 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 27,600 Chinook.

Seven days per week. All salmon; two fish per day, no more than one of which can be a Chinook. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip. Grays Harbor Control Zone closed beginning August 11. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook and coho recreational TACs for north of Cape Falcon.

ILWACO

(Leadbetter Point to Cape Falcon)

• June 14 through earlier of September 30 or 92,400 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 13,100 Chinook. Seven days per week. All salmon; two fish per day, no more than one of which can be a Chinook. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip. Columbia Control Zone closed. Inseason management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook and coho recreational TACs for north of Cape Falcon.

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