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

May 9, 2006

Recreational shrimp fishing closing on Wednesday in Marine Areas 9 and 10

NOTE: See Rule Change update of May 31, 2006

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing will close Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in all waters of Marine Areas 9 and 10, which include the Edmonds and Seattle area shrimp fishing grounds.

Effective dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 9 and 10.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp share in these areas has been reached.

Other information: Marine Area 11 will be open on Wednesday, May 10 only and then close at 3:00 p.m. as well. Marine Areas 9 and 11 will reopen for non-spot shrimp fishing opportunity on June 1st with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction, except for Port Townsend Bay, which will reopen with an area closure north of the line from Kala Point to Walen Point.

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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