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

June 20, 2019

Shrimp areas 7 South and 7 East to get two additional days for recreational shrimp fishing

Action: This opens Marine Areas 7 South and 7 East for two more days of recreational spot shrimp harvest.

Effective date: June 26 and June 27, 2019.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 7.

Reason for action: The target share for recreational spot shrimp has not been taken in these areas. Additional days of fishing are being added to take the target State share of spot shrimp.

Additional information: Some marine areas including 4, 5, 6 (outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) and 7 West 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.

Information contacts: Don Velasquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist. (425) 775-1311 ext. 112. Don Rothaus, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, (425) 775-1311 ext. 126.

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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