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

May 1, 2007

Closure of the recreational shrimp fishery in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District

Action: The recreational shrimp fishery in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District will not open as scheduled on May 5th, 2007.

Effective date: May 5, 2007.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: Discovery Bay Shrimp District

Reason for Action: For conservation purposes, due to extremely low abundance in the preseason test-fisheries, the fishery for spot and non-spot shrimp will not be open as scheduled.

Other information: Marine Area 6, outside of the Discovery Bay Shrimp District will open on a daily basis to shrimp fishing starting Saturday May 5th at 7:00 am (See 2007-08 regulation pamphlet). The spot shrimp season closes when quota is attained, or September 15, whichever comes first.

Contact: Therese Cain, Point Whitney (360) 796-4601 ext. 210 or Mark O?Toole, La Conner (360) 466-4345 ext. 241.

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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