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

June 5, 2012

Southern portion of Marine Area 7 will close for recreational shrimp fishing

Action: Closes the southern portion of Marine Area 7 for shrimp harvest.

Effective date: June 7, 2012

Species affected: All shrimp species

Location: 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.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp quota will have been taken in the southern portion of Marine Area 7.

Other information: Additional shrimp rules can be found in the 2012/2013 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet.

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.

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