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

July 5, 2016

Marine Area 7 South reopening for 8 days of spot shrimp fishing

Action: Marine Area 7 South is reopening for eight days of recreational shrimp fishing.

Effective date: Saturday, July 9, 2016, through Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 7 South: This area includes the Iceberg Point and Salmon Bank shrimp fishing grounds.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in this area for eight more days of fishing.

Other information: The Marine Area 7 South daily bag limit will be 160 shrimp, similar to the current bag limits in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West. Shrimp heads may be removed while in the field prior to coming ashore.

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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