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

July 1, 2020

Spot shrimp fishery closes in Marine Area 6 outside Discovery Bay

Action: Closes the recreational spot shrimp fishery in Marine Area 6 outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District.

Effective date: July 2, 2020

Species affected: Spot shrimp and non-spot shrimp.

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

Reason for action: Preliminary catch estimates indicate the state harvest target has been met for spot shrimp in this area.

Additional information: With the closure of spot shrimp fisheries in this area, non-spot shrimp fisheries will open through Oct. 15, 2020. Pots with a minimum mesh size of 1/2 inch will be allowed in this area starting July 2, 2020.

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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