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

September 9, 2014

Spot shrimp fishing closing in Marine Areas 4, 5, 6 and 7 West

Action: Spot shrimp fishing is closing for the season in Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6, and 7 West.

Effective date: 9:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Species affected: Spot Shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6, and 7 West.

Reason for action: To protect female spot shrimp during the onset of the egg-bearing period.

Other information: Marine Areas 4, 5 and 6 will remain open daily until Oct. 15 for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (Marine Area 6 will have a 200 foot maximum fishing depth restriction between Sept.15 and Oct.15). Marine Area 7 West will close completely on Sept.15. All other Puget Sound Marine Areas are already closed to spot shrimp fishing.

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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