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

May 3, 2004

Recreational shrimp fishing season closing in Vashon Island area

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing for shrimp will close immediately in the Vashon Island area, Marine Area 11.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected: All shrimp species.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 11.

Reason for action: The recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in the area covered under this rule it was a very small quota, only 600 lbs.

Other information: This area will reopen in approximately two weeks for non-spot shrimp with a 150 foot maximum fishing depth restriction is in effect to protect spot shrimp. See page 127 of the "2003-04 Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for descriptions of spot, coonstripe, and pink shrimp.

Information contact: Dave Sterritt, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext 228; Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext 400; 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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