Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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 Sterr