Coho Fishing Regulations

Annual Coho Regs

Annual_Coho_And_Chum_Regulations 2016

Emergency Coho Regs


September 6th, 2016

Regulation No.

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:

Fishery Type:
COHO – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13D-1 Dana Passage
13D-2 Pickering Passage, (On & Off Reservation)
13D-3 Peale Passage (On Reservation)
13D-4 Southern Case Inlet

On/Off Reservation:

Effective Dates:
Open:    6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Open Until Further Notice

Days/Hours by Gear:

Beach Seines:
Open 6:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10th, 2016.
Daily hours On and Off Reservation are 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week
Maximum Length: 600 feet/ Mesh Size: 3 inch Minimum 4 inch Maximum

Set Nets:
Open 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Daily hours On and Off Reservation are 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. Daily, 7 Days/Week

(Dana 13D-1, Pickering 13D-2(On and Off Reservation), Peale 13D-3(On Reservation)
Maximum Length: 300 feet   Minimum Stretch: 5 inches

(Southern Case Inlet 13D-4)
Maximum Length: 600 feet   Minimum Stretch: 5 inches

Other Restrictions:
Pickering Passage 13D-2- Closed areas for Commercial Coho Beach Seine and Set Net Fishing: the area extending from the Totten Inlet line from Glen Parkers Dock/Pilings to the Hammersley Inlet line at Arcadia Point.  Set Nets have priority over Beach Seines to fish On Reservation 4PM to 9AM. Peale Passage 13D-3 – Closed areas for Commercial Set Net Fishing: Hartstene Oyster Company, Hartstene Island: AREAS H1, H2 and H3.  No Set Nets may be attached to any part of the Tribal Net Pens Complexes situated in Peale Passage.    Case Inlet 13D-4- All waters of 13D South and East of a line extending from the Johnson Point Light to the Devil’s Head Light are Closed.

Beach Seines release unmarked (wild) coho

Annual Commercial Harvest of Coho

Coho Fishing Season Begins Saturday
Beach seines: Release unmarked (wild) coho (see photo below for clarification.) Populations of coho in the Puget Sound appear to be at very low levels for both natural and hatchery stocks. This practice of selective fishing, the release of incidental catches of wild coho in the Tribal fisheries and local recreational fisheries, is a conservation measure to potentially allow Area 13D-K coho stocks to begin to rebuild.

PowerPoint Presentation

Wild/Unmarked coho: Intact adipose fin
Hatchery coho: Adipose fin has been clipped – leaving a healed scar in its place.