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

June 26, 2020

Recreational shrimping in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District to close for the season

Action: Discovery Bay was previously scheduled to be open June 28 in addition to earlier days. The spot shrimp quote was harvested in the previous openers and therefore it will not reopen on June 28.

Effective date: June 26, 2020

Species affected: All shrimp species

Location: Marine Area 6 inside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District.

Reason for action: The State share of shrimp has been taken in the first two days of harvest.

Additional information: Marine Area 6, outside of the Discovery Bay Shrimp District will remain open Thursdays through Sundays for all shrimp species; daily limit is 10lbs (heads and tails) with a maximum of 120 spot shrimp, until quota is reached.

Information contact: Donald 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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