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

May 28, 2021

One more date is being added to harvest all shrimp species including spot shrimp in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11

Action: An additional opportunity to harvest all shrimp including spot shrimp is being offered on June 2 in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 11 according to the schedule below.

Effective dates by area:

Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will be open June 2 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 June 2 in Marine Area 8-2 only.

Marine Area 9 will be open June 2 from 9: 00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 11 will be open June 2 from 9: 00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

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

Locations: Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 11.

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

Additional information: The daily limit of shrimp in Puget Sound from June 1st through the end of the season is 10 pounds of all shrimp species, with a maximum of 80 spot shrimp (if spot shrimp harvest is open). These areas opening on June 2 will only be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Other areas which do not have designated hours will be open "daylight hours only". "Daylight hours only" means that pots can be set and retrieved from 1 hour before official sunrise to 1 hour after official sunset on each open day. 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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