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

June 3, 2003

Recreational spot shrimp fishing season closing in Vashon Island area

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing for spot shrimp will close on June 8, 2003, at 9 p.m. in the Vashon Island area, Marine Area 11. Non-spot (coonstripe and pink) shrimp fishing will remain open, but will be prohibited in all waters deeper than 150 feet. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately unharmed.

Effective date: Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: Spot shrimp. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately unharmed.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 11.

Reason for action: The recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in the area covered under this rule. The 150 foot maximum fishing depth restriction is in effect to protect spot shrimp.

Other information: See page 127 of the "2003-04 Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for descriptions of spot, coonstripe, and pink shrimp.

Information contact: Dave Sterritt, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 ext 228; Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 586-1498 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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