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State modifies North Olympic Peninsula boundaries in rockfish rule – PDN

Interesting. The state says that anglers can take a limit of 10 rockfish a day. This on a species that many people believe is under threat of being decimated in the Sound and Straits. Numbers have plummeted everywhere, and the fish do not appear to migrate, so wiping them out in an area is pretty much a permanent event, from what I’ve read. Got a different point of view? Feel free to comment. I am not an expert on rockfish, only an interested angler. -Editor

2/22 Peninsula Daily News
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OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has modified the boundaries of a recently adopted rockfish rule for waters off the northwestern tip of the North Olympic Peninsula.

During a conference call Friday, the commission voted to revise the new rule so that it will apply only to the eastern portion of Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

The rule, as previously adopted, would have applied to all of Marine Area 4, which extends from Cape Alava on the coast to the Sekiu River in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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