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

February 21, 2003

Southern portion of Willapa Bay opens to crab fishing

Actions: Opens southern portion of Willapa Bay to recreational crab harvest.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected: All species of crab.

Location: Willapa Bay, due south of a line (running east to west) at 4638'00"N.

Reason for action: The northern portion of Willapa Bay remains closed.

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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