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

May 27, 2005

Port Angeles Shrimp District sport shrimp season closure

Action: The Port Angeles Shrimp District will close to the harvest of all shrimp species at 3 p.m. on May 28th, 2005.

Effective dates: 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2005

Species affected: All shrimp

Location: All waters of The Port Angeles Shrimp District

Reason for action: The state recreational share of Spot shrimp will have been taken.

Other information: All waters of Marine Area 6, outside of the Port Angeles Shrimp District, will be open on a daily basis to the harvest of all species of shrimp.

The public is reminded that on June 1, for those areas where spot shrimp is still open, shrimp heads may be removed but all heads must be retained in the field and spot shrimp must be measured.

Contact: Dave Sterritt, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 ext. 228 or Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 ext. 400.

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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