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

April 27, 2004

Recreational shrimp fishing closing in Elliott Bay

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing is closed, effective immediately, in Elliott Bay. All Marine Area 10 waters are now closed to shrimp fishing.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected: All shrimp.

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

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp share in Elliott Bay has been reached. Marine Area 10 waters outside of Elliott Bay closed last week.

Other information: Spot shrimp fishing in Hood Canal will open on May 15.

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