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Hatchery Chinook Remains Open | Washington’s Columbia River

Washington’s Hatchery Chinook

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Action: Allows retention of Hatchery Chinook on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook, defined as having a clipped adipose fin or clipped left ventral fin.

Effective dates: Thursday, Sept.15 through Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

Daily Limit

Buoy 10: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is two fish of which only one may be a chinook. Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.

Tongue Point/Rocky Point to Warrior Rock: Minimum size is 12-inches. Daily limit is six fish, but only two may be adults, of which only one may be a hatchery chinook. Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.

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Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery salmon remain available based on current chinook forecasts and harvest estimates to date.

All other permanent rules apply.

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