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

April 9, 2021

Recreational shrimp fisheries for all shrimp including spot shrimp will open in many Marine Areas

Action: Recreational shrimp seasons will open for all shrimp including spot shrimp in Marine Areas 5, 6, 7 East, 7 South, 7 West, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12 according to the schedule below.

Effective dates by area:

Marine Area 5: Open May 19 each day until further notice for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Marine Areas 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), 7 West, and 7 East: Open May 19 through 22, June 2 through 5, and June 16 through 19 for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Discovery Bay Shrimp District: Open May 19 and May 22 from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 7 South: Open May 19 through 22 and June 2 through 5 for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2: Open May 19 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species. Divers may take shrimp by hand or hand-held device from 7:00 p.m. until midnight on May 19 in Marine Area 8-2.

Marine Area 9: Open May 19 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 10 west of a line from West Point to Alki Point: Open May 19 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 10 east of a line from West Point to Alki Point: Open May 19 from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 11: Open May 19 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 12: Open May 19, May 22, June 2, June 5, and June 16 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Species affected: All shrimp species which include spot shrimp, coonstripe shrimp, dock shrimp, pink shrimp, and sidestripe shrimp.

Locations: Marine Areas 5, 6, 7 East, 7 South, 7 West, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Reason for action: To harvest recreational shrimp (primarily spot shrimp) consistent with State/Tribal management agreements.

Additional information: The daily limit for dates in May is 80 shrimp regardless of species. The daily limit from June 1st onward is 10 pounds of all shrimp species, with a maximum of 80 spot shrimp (if spot shrimp harvest is open). Daylight hours only indicates that pots can be set and retrieved from 1 hour before official sunrise to 1 hour after official sunset. All traps must be removed from the water during periods when fishing is closed.

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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