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

October 11, 2005

All Puget Sound shrimp fishing closing for the season

Action: This is a reminder that any remaining Puget Sound shrimp fishing areas that had not been closed earlier in the season are closing on Oct. 15, 2005 and will remain closed until next spring.

Effective dates: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at 7:30 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: All waters of Puget Sound.

Reason for action: Standard seasonal conservation closure to protect ovigerous (egg bearing) shrimp.

Other information: The Puget Sound shrimp season will reopen next spring.

Contact: Mark O?Toole, LaConner Office (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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