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

May 16, 2006

Recreational shrimp fishing closes on Wednesday afternoon in Marine Area 8

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing will close Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in all waters of Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2, which include the Everett, Mukilteo and Saratoga Pass shrimp fishing grounds.

Effective dates: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

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

Other information: Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will reopen for non-spot shrimp fishing opportunity on June 1st with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction.

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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