An Ilwaco area fishery closes as of today

The Washington Department of FIsh & Wildlife says that salmon fisheries in Marine Area 1 are closed.

Marine Area 1 encompasses the area from the Columbia River north to Leadbetter Point at the north end of Long Beach.

According to a release, the closure comes as the recreational coho catch quota for Marine Area 1 was expected to be achieved by the end of the day on Sunday, July 26.

Other coastal Marine Areas 2 through 4 will remain open through Sept. 30 or until quotas are reached. 

Please refer to the WDFW emergency rules webpage at for up to date in-season changes for individual Marine Areas.