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

October 28, 2016

Marine Area 10 closes for recreational crabbing Nov. 15

Action: Closes Marine Area 10 for recreational crabbing.

Effective dates: 6:00 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016

Species affected: Dungeness, red rock, and Tanner crab.

Location: Marine Area 10

Reason for action: A closure is needed for recreational crab fishing in Marine Area 10 on Nov. 15 to stay within harvest shares. The other marine areas may remain open through Dec. 31, 2016.

Other information: Crabbing will be allowed seven days a week through Dec. 31 in Marine Area 4 east of the Tatoosh-Bonilla line, Marine Area 5, Marine Area 6, Marine Area 7, Marine Area 8-1, Marine Area 8-2, Marine Area 9 and Marine Area 12.

The daily limits in all Marine Areas will be five crabs per day for Dungeness crabs, six crabs per day for Red Rock crabs, and six crabs per day for Tanner crabs. All Dungeness crabs retained during this time must be recorded on a winter catch record card.

Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

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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