Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 27, 2003

Reminder all Puget Sound shrimp fishing now closed for season

Action: This is a reminder that any remaining Puget Sound shrimp fishing areas that had not been closed earlier in the season are now closed until next spring.

Effective date: Immediately

Species affected: All shrimp species.

Location: All waters of Puget Sound.

Reason for action: Standard seasonal conservation closure to protect ovigerous (egg bearing) shrimp.

Other information: The general Puget Sound shrimp season (outside of the Shrimp Districts) will reopen on the third Saturday in April next year.

Information contact: Dave Sterritt, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 ext 228; Mark O' Toole, LaConner District Office, (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.

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