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

July 3, 2018

Marine Area 6 to close for spot shrimp fishing; Area7-West to close for all shrimp fishing

Action: Recreational fishing for all shrimp species will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel, Stuart and Waldron islands).

Recreational fishing for spot shrimp will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), but it will remain open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing in waters 200 feet or less.

Effective date: 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp in Marine Area 7 West; sport shrimp in Marine Area 6 (excluding Discovery Bay shrimp district).

Location: West Marine Area 7 and Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay shrimp district).

Reason for action: The target share for recreational spot shrimp quota has been taken in these two areas.

Other information: Only Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line) and 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca) remain open for spot shrimp fishing.

Several other marine areas are open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing. Check WDFW's website at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information.

Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (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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