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Inseason Actions #15 in Non-Tribal Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Recreational (Neah Bay & La Push subareas)

July 06, 2023

Inseason action for non-tribal recreational salmon fisheries from the U.S./Canada border to the Queets River, 2023

NOAA Fisheries has taken inseason action in the 2023 non-tribal recreational salmon fisheries from the U.S./Canada border to the Queets River. 

  • Effective Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 12:01 a.m., through September 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., for the recreational salmon fishery between the U.S./ Canada border and the Queets River (Neah Bay and La Push subareas), daily limit of two salmon per day.

All salmon, except no chum salmon beginning August 1, 2023. All coho salmon must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip. Chinook salmon minimum size 24 inches, and coho salmon minimum size 16 inches.

All preseason regulations remain in place.

Beginning August 1, 2023, no Chinook salmon retention east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line during the Pacific Fishery Management Council-managed ocean fishery. 

Please refer to the Final Rule for the West Coast Salmon Fisheries 2023 Specifications and Management Measures for additional regulations and supporting materials.

For more information, contact

Shannon Penna, NMFS Anadromous Harvest Management, at Phone: (562) 980-4239 Email: shannon.penna@noaa.gov, or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Program at Phone: (360) 902-2700 Email: fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov.

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Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on July 11, 2023