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

August 9, 2019

Recreational shrimp fishing to close in Marine Area 7 West

Action: This closes Marine Area 7 West to recreational shrimp harvest.

Effective date: Aug. 12, 2019.

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: Recreational harvest is projected to reach the target by Aug. 12 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. 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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