Action: Closes harvest of chum on the Skokomish River (Mason County).

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, 2012.

Species affected: Chum salmon.

Location: Skokomish River (Mason County) from the mouth to Highway 106 Bridge.

Reason for action: This emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and is interim until permanent rules take effect. This regulation was agreed upon to protect summer chum salmon listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Other information: Salmon fishing is open from Sept.16 through Dec.15. Daily bag limit of 6, which up to 4 may be adults. Release chinook. Release chum from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for other specific regulations.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808.

Image courtesy Washington DFW

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