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

July 22, 2016

Marine Area 7 West closing to shrimp fishing

Action: Marine Area 7 West is closing to recreational shrimp fishing.

Effective date: Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 9:00 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 7 West, which is located in the western San Juan Islands.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp quota in this area will be reached.

Other information: Marine Areas 4, 5 and 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) remain open to fishing for all shrimp species (including spot shrimp).

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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