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

May 31, 2005

Elliott Bay sport shrimp season extended

Action: Sufficient quota remains in the Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 to extend the shrimp season by one day, on Saturday, June 4, 2005.

Effective dates: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2005.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: All waters of Elliott Bay, which is the portion of Marine Area 10 east of a line from West Point to Alki Point.

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains in Elliott Bay to warrant extending the spot shrimp season for one day.

Other information: This is a reminder that beginning on June 1 through October 15, any areas of Puget Sound that remain open for shrimp are subject to the following rules: -The minimum mesh size for shrimp pots is inch. -There is a daily limit of 10 pounds, heads and tails, of all shrimp species combined (maximum of 80 spot shrimp if open for spot shrimp). -The minimum carapace size for spot shrimp is 1 3/16 (See Fishing in Washington sport fishing pamphlet for a diagram). -Shrimp heads may be removed, but must be retained while in the field.

Contact: Mark OToole, 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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