NMFS announces that the commercial fishery for all salmon in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Leadbetter Pt., WA, was closed on July 9, 2001, at 2359 hours local time (l.t.). The Northwest Regional Administrator of NMFS (Regional Administrator) determined that the guideline of 7,000 chinook salmon had been reached. This action was necessary to conform to the 2001 annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries.
Agency Contact: Christopher Wright, 206-526-6140, Northwest Region, NMFS, NOAA.
This rule is final. Its effective date is July 9, 2001.