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Charle5170 <Charle5170 at aol_com>: Re: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon in Washington

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From: Charle5170 <Charle5170 at aol_com>
To: nanfa at aquaria_net
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon in Washington
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 21:35:47 EST
Message-ID: <c0641147.349dd206 at aol_com>

Note the patsed on news release from the Washington Department of Fish &
Wildlife from last August re: Atlantic Salmon in the Green River and
around the Puget Sound.

Charlie Powell
Moscow, Idaho

August 28, 1997
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255

                          Green River Atlantic salmon fishing open

OLYMPIA -- Effective today, it is legal to fish for Atlantic salmon in
Green River, and other western Washington
rivers. Recreational fishing for Atlantic salmon is allowed on the Green
in any waters currently open for trout or

Closed on Sept. 1, is the stretch of the Green River from Auburn 8th St.
bridge to the Highway 18 bridge. Detailed
regulations may be found on page 63 in the 1997 "Fishing in Washington"

Atlantic salmon originated from an escape which occurred earlier this
year at
a private net pen program in south Puget
Sound. The department is concerned about the possibility of this
species establishing itself in Washington

While encouraging the harvest of Atlantic salmon, the Washington
Department of
Fish and Wildlife is concerned about the
wild chinook salmon returning to the Green River. Recreational fishing
local salmon is not open on the Green River
until Oct. 1. Any local salmon caught must be released unharmed.

Atlantic salmon can be distinguished from other species by large black
on their gill covers, large scales and black
spots on the back. There is no size or bag limit for this species.

Anglers are encouraged to share information with WDFW about the location
numbers of Atlantic salmon so the
agency can learn more about their effect, if any, on native species and
habitat. Please write to: Fish Management
Program, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capital Way
Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
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