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

July 3, 2012

Recreational spot shrimp fishing closing July 11 in eastern Strait

Action: Marine Area 6 will close to recreational spot shrimp fishing.

Effective date: 9:00 p.m. Wed., July 11, 2012.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 6, which is located in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp quota in this area will be reached.

Other information: Marine Area 6 will remain open until October 15 for non-spot shrimp, with a 200 foot maximum fishing depth restriction. All spot shrimp caught must be immediately returned to the water. Shrimp pots with a minimum mesh size of 1/2 inch may be used. Please see pages 134 and 135 of the 2012/2013 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet for details on pot mesh size rules, and descriptions of the shrimp species.

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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