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Green River to close to fishing

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Jan. 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
January 13, 2010 12:08 pm

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced plans to close the lower portion of the Green River in King County to all fishing beginning Saturday and the upper portion of the river beginning Feb. 1.

The closure covers all game fish species.

The lower Green River from the First Avenue South Bridge in Seattle upstream to the South 277th Bridge in Auburn will be closed from Saturday through June 4.

The upper Green River from the 277th Bridge in Auburn upstream to the Tacoma Headworks Dam will be closed from Feb. 1 through June 4.

The department said the closure was being implemented to reduce the incidental mortality of wild steelhead. The 2009-2010 forecast of wild steelhead returning to the Green River is only 458 fish, well below the spawning goal of 2,000 steelhead. This action will reduce the incidental hooking mortalities of wild steelhead, the news release said.

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