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Westport opens their limit on coho

August 30, 2013

Anglers fishing off Westport can soon retain both hatchery and wild coho salmon.
Anglers will be allowed to retain both wild and hatchery coho salmon beginning Friday, Sept. 6, off Westport.

Those changes will not affect ocean salmon fisheries off LaPush and Neah Bay, where anglers will continue to be allowed to retain hatchery coho, but must release wild coho, said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife .

With a month remaining in the fishery, only 49 percent of the coho quota has been reached in Marine Area 1 and only 48 percent in Marine Area 2.

Through Aug. 25, anglers fishing off Westport had caught 13,168 coho towards the 27,660 catch quota.

Fishing is scheduled to continue through Sept. 30 in Westport.

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