Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal are located in the northwest corner of Washington State. Admiralty Inlet extends from eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca to Foulweather Bluff, and Hood Canal separates the Olympic Peninsula from the Kitsap Peninsula. Local economies are based primarily on natural resource use and tourism. This plan is divided into two regions, Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal.
Admiralty Inlet is comprised of the area north of the Hood Canal Bridge to Port Townsend. It is also a biologically rich area with several types of fisheries resources, clams and marine birds. Dall's porpoise and harbor seals also frequent the area. Salmon pass through the Inlet en route to Hood Canal and Puget Sound in early fall.
Hood Canal is bounded by Hood Canal Bridge to the north and continues southward to Belfair. The canal supports significant populations of groundfish, clams, shrimp, Dungeness Crab, as well as several other fish resources. It is also a major marine habitat for river otters and species of marine birds.
View the Admiralty Inlet/Hood Canal GRP (March 2003) (PDF 11 MB)
View the DRAFT Admiralty Inlet GRP (July 2016) (PDF 10 MB)
View the 2016 draft strategies in an interactive map (new window)
The anticipated release date of the final plan is June 2017.
No interim updates currently available
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