New Puget Sound smelt fishing regulations in effect

Anglers are reminded there are new recreational and commercial smelt fishing regulations in effect for Puget Sound.

The new rules, adopted by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission in June, will give more protection to smelt populations, which are a key food source for a variety of species in Puget Sound, according to a agency news release.

The new regulations:

For more details on the regulations, visit the department’s webpage at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/smelt.