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

April 20, 2004

Recreational shrimp fishing closing in Marine Area 10 outside Elliott Bay

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing will close, effective Thursday, April 22, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. in all areas of Marine Area 10, except Elliot Bay (those waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point), until further notice. This affects all Marine Area 10 waters outside of Elliott Bay, including the popular Bainbridge Island shrimp fishing grounds.

Effective date: Thursday, April 22, 2004, at 3 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp species.

Location: Waters of Marine Area 10, except waters east of a line from Alki Point to West Point.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp share in the area covered under this rule will be reached by the effective date. It is a small quota, only 1,680 lbs.

Other information: The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 will remain open until further notice.

Information contact: Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext 228; Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext 400; Mark O'Toole, LaConner 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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