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 Saturday evening from Edmonds to Deception Pass

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing will close, effective Saturday, April 24, 2004, at 9 p.m. in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9, until further notice.

Effective date: Saturday, April 24, 2004, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp species.

Location: All waters of Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9. The exception to this closure is that the Port Townsend Shrimp District will remain open for non-spot shrimp only with an area restriction.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp quotas in these Marine Areas will be reached by the effective date.

Other information: Marine Areas 8-1,8-2, and 9 will reopen in about two weeks for non-spot shrimp only, with a 150 foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Port Townsend Shrimp District remains open for non-spot shrimp only with an area restriction.

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