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

May 25, 2005

Marine Area 8 sport shrimp season extended

Action: Sufficient quota remains in Marine Area 8 to extend the shrimp season by one day, on Saturday, May 28, 2005.

Effective dates: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2005.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 8-1 and Marine Area 8-2. (See Fishing in Washington sport fishing pamphlet for area boundaries.)

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains in Marine Area 8 to warrant extending the spot shrimp season for one day.

Other information: High winds last week contributed to a lower harvest of spot shrimp in Marine Area 8, creating the opportunity for one more day of fishing.

Contact: Mark O Toole, LaConner (360) 466-4345 ext. 241 or Dave Sterritt, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 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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