An outbreak of shellfish biotoxin has closed beaches in Pierce County, the state Department of Health said. The ares include Commencement Bay, Colvos Passage and the Narrows and include oysters, clams and mussels.
Launching a boat at Point Defiance is going to be a bit of an adventure again this summer. Ongoing waterfront construction means boaters will have to park their trailers at school 1.4 miles away from the ramp, Metro Parks Tacoma announced Wednesday.
Troy Bickle captured video of a whale bumping into Ocean City fishing pier in Maryland while on a fishing trip. The whale can be seen swimming close to the pier and slightly bumping it before swimming away.
Long Live the Kings, a salmon and steelhead restoration group, will stage a competition in May that allows people to bet on 48 tagged steelhead migrating from the Nisqually and Skokomish rivers to the Pacific Ocean.
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released into the waters between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, and officials are asking people to catch as many as possible. Tribal fishers, concerned about native salmon populations, call the accident “a devastation.”
An Arizona man fishing for tuna in the Pacific Ocean off Westport set the sport fish record for the largest blue shark caught in Washington waters, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Friday. Zachary Jackson, from Show Low, Arizona, caught a 27.63-pound, 55 3/4-inch blue shark July 30.