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

July 11, 2019

Majority of Marine Area 6 opening to recreational shrimp fishing 7 days per week with an increased limit

Action: This opens Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) seven days a week for shrimp harvest. Harvest days are currently restricted to Thursday through Sunday each week. Additionally, the daily limit in this area only is being increased to 120 shrimp per person.

Effective date: July 15, 2019.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District).

Reason for action: Additional opportunity for harvest is being added to take the target share of spot shrimp in this area.

Additional information: Some marine areas including 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, and 6 (outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) remain open for spot shrimp fishing 7 days per week. Marine Area 7 West remains open for spot shrimp fishing 4 days per week. 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 contact: Don Velasquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist. 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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