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Feb. 26, 2021

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Chinook salmon fishing closed in central Sound


GIG HARBOR — State fishery authorities have temporarily closed part of central Puget Sound to chinook salmon fishing because nearly half of allowed fish were caught within 10 days.

The closure was to begin Tuesday in Marine Area 10, which is the area of Puget Sound roughly between the Southworth Ferry dock and the northern tip of Bainbridge Island. The closure affects natural-origin chinook salmon.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the area will be reopened “later in the season,” but did not give a date.