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

June 17, 2022

Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, and 12 to get an additional day for recreational spot shrimp fishing. Also, non-spot shrimp only fisheries are opening in Marine Areas 9 and 11.

Actions:

Opens Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 for an additional day of recreational spot shrimp harvest on June 23, 2022 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Opens Marine Area 12 for an additional day of recreational spot shrimp harvest on July 6, 2022 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Opens the recreational non-spot shrimp fishery in Marine Areas 9 and 11 on June 15, 2022 through October 15, 2022 with a 150 foot maximum fishing depth restriction.

Effective dates: June 17, 2022; June 23, 2022; July 6, 2022.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11, and 12.

Reason for action: The target shares for recreational spot shrimp are not projected to have been taken in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, and 12 with the dates previously announced. One day is being added to take the State share of spot shrimp in these areas.

Additionally, the recreational non-spot shrimp fishery will open in Marine Areas 9 and 11 on June 17 now that spot shrimp fisheries have concluded.

Additional information: Some marine areas including 4, 5, 6 (outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), 7 West, and 12 have remaining dates in their spot shrimp seasons. Marine Area 13 opened on June 1 for recreational non-spot (coonstripe, dock, and pink) shrimp fishing. Shrimp pots with a minimum mesh size of 1/2 inch are allowed in those areas which open for non-spot shrimp only fishing. Check WDFW?s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information.

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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