ILWACO - Capt. Mike Cenci of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Division was the invited guest speaker at the Ilwaco Charter Boat Association's first meeting of the 2004 season.

Cenci oversees 13 coastal marine areas from Longview to Blaine with 17 other marine enforcement officers covering both commercial and recreational fisheries. In Ilwaco, Area 1, a total of 81 citations and 67 warnings were issued during the 2003 fishing season, the estimated compliance regarding overall salmon rules was 93.3 percent and the estimated compliance regarding the possession of wild coho was 99 percent.

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