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

June 17, 2003

Recreational shrimp fishing season closing June 20 in Discovery Bay and Port Angeles Shrimp Districts

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing for all shrimp will close in both Discovery Bay and the Port Angeles Shrimp Districts.

Effective date: Friday, June 20, 2003, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp species.

Location: All waters of the Discovery Bay and Port Angeles Shrimp Districts in Marine Area 6.

Reason for action: The recreational share of spot shrimp has been taken in the area covered under this rule.

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) 796-4601 ext 228; Rich Childers, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 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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