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

July 11, 2017

Marine Area 7 West closing to shrimp fishing

Action: Marine Area 7 West, which is located in the western San Juan Islands, is closing to recreational shrimp fishing.

Effective date: At 9 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel Stuart and Waldron Islands).

Reason for action: State shellfish managers estimate 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).

Contact: Mark O'Toole, La Conner, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241, or Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311, ext. 112. <