Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 7, 2011

Recreational spot shrimp fishing season reopening for additional days in marine areas 7 and 9

Action: Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen for additional days in marine areas 7 and 9.

Effective dates: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - Marine Area 7 is open, and Marine Area 9 is open from 7: 00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 2011 - Marine Area 7 south is open (the north/central portion of Marine Area 7 will remain closed on these days).

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: Marine areas 7 and 9. Please note that on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, only the southern portion of Marine Area 7 is open. This is the portion of Marine Area 7 south of a line from the Initiative 77 marker on Fidalgo Island (which is the eastern boundary between marine areas 6 and 7) to Point Colville on Lopez Island, then south of a line from Davis Point on Lopez Island to Cattle Point on San Juan Island, then south of a line due west from Lime Kiln Point light on San Juan Island to the international boundary. This area includes the Iceberg Point, Salmon Bank and McArthur Bank shrimp fishing grounds.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in these areas for more days of fishing.

Other information: The Hood Canal Shrimp District will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

Contact: Mark O?Toole, La Conner, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.