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

March 4, 2005

Recreational crab fishing to remain open in Marine Area 13

Action: Recreational crab fishing will remain open in Marine Area 13.

Effective dates: Immediately

Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab

Location: All waters of Marine Area 13

Reason for Action: Crab in Marine Area 13 still meet the hardshell criteria to support an extension of the recreational fishery.

Other information: Marine Area 13 will remain open until further notice. Marine Area 4 (east of the Bonilla Tatoosh line), Marine Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11 and 12 remain closed

Contact: Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext. 228

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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