If you are passionate about Puget Sound salmon fishing and are frustrated with the mismanagement of Marine Area 7 this year, please follow THIS LINK to write to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) Director and Commissioners. We are requesting that they reopen Marine Area 7 for hatchery Coho salmon and pink salmon as soon as possible.
The unexpected closure of Marina Area 7 this year was devastating to boating and fishing businesses and to anglers and families that canceled long planned trips and vacations.
Even if this is not your home water or an area you regularly fish, it is still important for anglers all across Puget Sound to share their concerns with WDFW. Collectively this is how we will protect future mark-selective salmon fishing opportunities.
Thank you for the support!
We were born to explore.
For centuries humans have been making trips all over the globe discovering areas that were previously uncharted territory. Boats were one of the earliest methods of transportation, allowing us to navigate across entire bodies of water. We have never been satisfied staying in the same place. We want to see what’s out there and we want to get there on our own terms.
We were made to hunt.
Fishing is a food source for millions of people throughout the world and the fishing industry employees over 500 million people in developing countries. There are 196 communities in Alaska alone that are supported by the fish market. Native communities in Washington have used fishing as a source of food for hundreds of years, because of accessibility and convenience. These are not coincidences.
We like to have fun.
We know that there is nothing like being out on the water. Whether it’s the middle of a lake, or the middle of the sea, the solitude you find is remarkable. We want you to have that experience as often as you can. Share it or keep it for yourself. You choose.