Effective immediately, recreational salmon fishery off Westport is again restricted to five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement this morning.
Anglers have been fishing daily in Marine Area 2 since early this month, but a significant increase in the recreational catch prompted a return to the Sunday-through-Thursday schedule, said Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator.
“Since opening ocean waters off Westport to daily fishing, the number of anglers has dramatically increased and we saw record numbers of chinook caught,” Pattillo said in a news release. “Making this change now is …