OLYMPIA — Pink salmon daily limit increased this weekend in Marine Areas 5, 6, and 7 (Sekiu, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands) to allow keeping two additional pink salmon per day.
The change went into effect Saturday and remains in place until Sept. 30.
According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the current run of Fraser River pink salmon is coming in above forecast, allowing for additional pink salmon retention in the Strait of Juan de Fuca recreational fisheries.
The new rules for the Olympic Peninsula marine areas include:
Marine Area 5: Sekiu and Pillar Point — There is no minimum size. The daily limit is two salmon plus two additional pinks. All Chinook, wild coho and chum must be released.
Marine Area 6 (except the Dungeness Bay Fishery area): There is no minimum size. The daily limit is two salmon plus two additional pinks. All Chinook, wild coho and chum must be released.
Dungeness Bay is scheduled to open for hatchery coho beginning Oct. 1.
PORT ANGELES — Registration for fall trimester classes at Klahhane Gymnastics opens Wednesday.
Classes are available for preschool ages 3-5 through eighth grade. Classes start Sept. 11 and continue through Nov. 9.
Registration hours are 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday and Aug. 29-31. In-person registration is required. The class schedule and additional registration information is posted on the Klahhane Gymnastics Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KlahhaneGymnastics.
Space is limited and classes are expected to fill up fast.
Cohen hired by USC
LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Cohen has been hired as Southern California’s athletic director after seven years in the same post at the University of Washington, USC’s president announced during a news conference Monday.
“There was one clear candidate who stood out,” USC President Carol Folt said of Cohen. “She’s passionate, accomplished and equally regarded as a fierce competitor.”
Cohen is the first female athletic director in USC’s storied history. She replaces Mike Bohn, who resigned in May after 3½ years, citing “ongoing health challenges.”
There also was an athletic department review and complaints about Bohn’s management style and behavior.
Cohen was at Washington for 24 years and was named athletic director in 2016. She is a Southern California native and graduate of San Diego State.
“This is extra special and meaningful for me to come back to my original roots and lead a storied athletic program,” Cohen said. “It’s a special place and time. There is so much momentum to build on. We have to put our foot on the gas and continue so we can elevate.”
Cohen recently oversaw Washington’s move from the Pac-12 Conference to the Big Ten, effective in 2024. USC started the Pac-12 dominoes last June when it announced along with UCLA that they were headed to the Big Ten.