Action: Sets a mark-selective fishery for hatchery fall chinook in the mainstem Columbia from the Lewis River downstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.

Effective dates: Monday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

Species affected:   Hatchery fall chinook salmon

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to a line projected from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse, through Red Buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily limit: 6 salmonids of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon or steelhead, or 1 of each. Only 1 may be an adult chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook and hatchery coho. The minimum length for salmon is 12 inches.

Reason for action: Allows retention of hatchery chinook for a one-week period in the area downstream of the Lewis River in lieu of a complete closure to chinook retention after Sept. 9.

Additional information: This 7-day mark-selective fishery for hatchery chinook will occur only if the Endangered Species Act (ESA) impacts set aside for this retention period remain available and are not used in prior fisheries.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.  For latest information press *1010.

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