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Puget Sound salmonGillnetOpen periods.

It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken with gillnet gear for commercial purposes from Puget Sound, except in the following designated Puget Sound Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas during the periods provided for in each respective fishing area:
AREA
TIME
 
 
DATE(S)
MINIMUM MESH
6D: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM
-
7PM
9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/2, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30
5"
Note: In Area 6D, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook taken in Area 6D at any time, or any chum salmon taken in Area 6D prior to October 12. In Area 6D, any Chinook or chum salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
7, 7A:
7AM
-
Midnight; use of recovery box required
10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/14, 10/15, 10/18, 10/19
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
Midnight
10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7
6 1/4"
Note: In Areas 7 and 7A after October 9 and prior to October 18, coho and Chinook salmon must be released, and it is unlawful to use a net soak time of more than 45 minutes. Net soak time is defined as the time elapsed from when the first of the gillnet web enters the water, until the gillnet is fully retrieved from the water. Fishers must also use a recovery box in compliance with WAC 220-354-140 (5)(a) through (f) when coho and Chinook release is required.
7B, 7C:
7PM
-
8AM
NIGHTLY 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26
7"
 
7AM 8/30
-
7AM 9/4
 
5"
 
7AM 9/6
-
7AM 9/11
 
5"
7B:
7AM 9/13
-
7AM 9/18
 
5"
 
7AM 9/20
-
Midnight 10/31
 
5"
 
7AM 10/27
-
4PM 10/28
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 11/3
-
4PM 11/4
 
6 1/4"
 
6AM 11/10
-
4PM 11/11
 
6 1/4"
 
6AM 11/17
-
4PM 11/18
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 11/24
-
4PM 11/25
 
6 1/4"
 
7AM 12/1
-
4PM 12/2
 
 
Note: In Area 7C the minimum mesh size is 7" through 9/12.
Note: The Whatcom Creek Zone: That portion of Area 7B east of a line from Post Point to the flashing red light at the west entrance to Squalicum Harbor is CLOSED.
8:
5AM
-
11PM
Closed
5"
Note: In Area 8 it is unlawful to take or fish for pink salmon with drift gillnets greater than 60-mesh maximum depth. Fishers must also use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8A:
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
Note: In Area 8A fishers must use minimum 5" and maximum 5 1/2" mesh during pink salmon management periods.
8D:
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
5PM
-
9AM
Closed
5"
 
4PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
4PM
-
8AM
Closed
5"
 
6AM
-
6PM
Closed
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
6PM
Closed
6 1/4"
9A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM 8/16
-
7PM 10/31
 
5"
Note: It is unlawful to retain chum salmon taken in Area 9A prior to October 1, and it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon at any time. Any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
10, 11:
5PM
-
9AM
NIGHTLY
10/13, 10/18, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29, 11/1
6 1/4"
 
5PM
-
7AM
11/4
6 1/4"
12A: Skiff gillnet only, definition WAC 220-350-170 and lawful gear description WAC 220-354-140.
7AM
-
7PM
Dates determined per agreement with tribal co-managers in-season if Summer Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative goals are met allowing for openings of gillnet gear.
5"
Note: In Area 12A, it is unlawful to use other than 5-inch minimum mesh in the skiff gillnet fishery. It is unlawful to retain Chinook or chum salmon taken in Area 12A at any time, and any salmon required to be released must be removed from the net by cutting the meshes ensnaring the fish.
12, 12B:
7AM
-
8PM
10/13, 10/19, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29
6 1/4"
 
7AM
-
7PM
11/2, 11/4
6 1/4"
 
6AM
-
6PM
11/10, 11/12, 11/16, 11/18
6 1/4"
12C:
6AM
-
6PM
11/10, 11/12, 11/16
6 1/4"
All other saltwater and freshwater areas - Closed.
 
Nightly openings refer to the start date.
 
Within an area or areas, a mesh size restriction remains in effect from the first date indicated until a mesh size change is shown, and the new mesh size restriction remains in effect until changed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-050 (Order 20-98), § 220-354-160, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.130, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-051 (Order 19-140), § 220-354-160, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-14-013 (Order 18-131), § 220-354-160, filed 6/22/18, effective 7/23/18; WSR 17-17-100 (Order 17-205), amended and recodified as § 220-354-160, filed 8/18/17, effective 9/18/17; WSR 16-18-067, § 220-47-411, filed 9/2/16, effective 10/3/16; WSR 15-17-034 (Order 15-254), § 220-47-411, filed 8/11/15, effective 9/11/15; WSR 14-14-011 (Order 14-144), § 220-47-411, filed 6/19/14, effective 7/20/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-15-148 (Order 13-144), § 220-47-411, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13; WSR 12-15-034 (Order 12-131), § 220-47-411, filed 7/12/12, effective 8/12/12; WSR 11-16-016 (Order 11-165), § 220-47-411, filed 7/22/11, effective 8/22/11; WSR 10-14-129 (Order 10-137), § 220-47-411, filed 7/7/10, effective 8/7/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-054 (Order 09-108), § 220-47-411, filed 7/9/09, effective 8/9/09; WSR 08-15-031 (Order 08-167), § 220-47-411, filed 7/8/08, effective 8/8/08; WSR 07-20-006, § 220-47-411, filed 9/20/07, effective 10/21/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-045 (Order 06-173), § 220-47-411, filed 7/26/06, effective 8/26/06; WSR 05-17-002 (Order 05-166), § 220-47-411, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-125 (Order 04-202), § 220-47-411, filed 8/4/04, effective 9/4/04; WSR 03-16-101 (Order 03-179), § 220-47-411, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; WSR 02-16-004 (Order 02-167), § 220-47-411, filed 7/25/02, effective 8/25/02; WSR 01-13-056 (Order 01-106), § 220-47-411, filed 6/15/01, effective 7/16/01; WSR 00-18-023 (Order 00-172), § 220-47-411, filed 8/28/00, effective 9/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 99-24-011 (Order 99-202), § 220-47-411, filed 11/19/99, effective 12/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-47-411, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-16-030 (Order 97-124), § 220-47-411, filed 7/29/97, effective 8/29/97; WSR 96-15-101 (Order 96-81), § 220-47-411, filed 7/22/96, effective 8/22/96; WSR 95-13-056 (Order 95-75), § 220-47-411, filed 6/16/95, effective 7/17/95; WSR 94-15-001 (Order 94-62), § 220-47-411, filed 7/6/94, effective 8/6/94; WSR 93-14-041 (Order 93-55), § 220-47-411, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-15-105 (Order 92-47), § 220-47-411, filed 7/20/92, effective 8/20/92; WSR 91-18-024 (Order 91-72), § 220-47-411, filed 8/27/91, effective 9/27/91; WSR 90-13-025 (Order 90-49), § 220-47-411, filed 6/11/90, effective 7/12/90; WSR 89-13-004 (Order 89-44), § 220-47-411, filed 6/8/89; WSR 88-14-133 (Order 88-48), § 220-47-411, filed 7/6/88; WSR 87-15-059 (Order 87-72), § 220-47-411, filed 7/14/87; WSR 86-13-038 (Order 86-46), § 220-47-411, filed 6/12/86; WSR 85-13-032 (Order 85-60), § 220-47-411, filed 6/12/85; WSR 84-13-078 (Order 84-53), § 220-47-411, filed 6/21/84; WSR 83-14-020 (Order 83-57), § 220-47-411, filed 6/28/83; WSR 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), § 220-47-411, filed 7/15/82; WSR 81-18-017 (Order 81-101), § 220-47-411, filed 8/25/81; WSR 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), § 220-47-411, filed 8/6/80; WSR 78-05-018 (Order 78-16), § 220-47-411, filed 4/13/78; Order 77-66, § 220-47-411, filed 8/5/77; Order 77-14, § 220-47-411, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-41, § 220-47-411, filed 6/4/76; Order 1251, § 220-47-411, filed 8/18/75; Order 1210, § 220-47-411, filed 5/26/75; Order 1143, § 220-47-411, filed 8/8/74; Order 1125, § 220-47-411, filed 6/6/74; Order 1066, § 220-47-411, filed 7/19/73; Order 1057, § 220-47-411, filed 5/22/73; Order 988, § 220-47-411, filed 4/28/72.]
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