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Managing salmon to increase recreational angling opportunities in Puget Sound.

The department shall utilize artificial rearing of salmon to improve recreational salmon fishing in Puget Sound. In managing salmon, the department shall seek to develop and implement methods that will increase recreational angling opportunities. These methods may include, but are not limited to, the following tools:
(1) Utilization of salmon artificial rearing techniques that contribute to the recreational fisheries in Puget Sound, especially winter salmon fishing.
(2) Optimum use of hatchery salmon through expanded recreational mark-selective fisheries.
(3) Utilization of recreational salmon and marine fish enhancement program funds for catch monitoring when required to increase recreational mark-selective fisheries.
(4) Consideration of new catch and release recreational fisheries utilizing gear and methods known to minimize hooking mortality.
(5) Providing public information regarding angling opportunities and fishing methods.
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