Action: Closes pink salmon retention.
Effective date: Aug. 17 through Oct. 31, 2019.
Species affected: Pink salmon.
Location: Marine Area 8-1.
Reason for action: Early season abundance indicators confirm the returning Skagit River pink salmon run is below harvestable levels. This conservation measure is necessary to allow more fish to reach the spawning grounds.
Additional information: Marine Area 8-1 salmon rules: No min. size. Daily limit 2. Release Chinook and pink salmon.
Please see the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional rules or visit the WDFW website athttps://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.