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

May 13, 2008

Recreational shrimp fishing reopening for one day in a portion of Marine Area 10

Action: Recreational shrimp fishing will reopen for one day, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in a portion of Marine Area 10, which includes all Marine Area 10 waters outside of Elliott Bay.

Effective date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 10, excluding Elliott Bay (Elliott Bay is defined as all waters east of a line from West Point to Alki Point).

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains for one more weekday of fishing. The Elliott Bay portion of Marine Area 10 has a separate spot shrimp quota, and the recreational share has been reached in that area.

Other information: Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) will remain open through at least Wednesday, May 14. Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11 are closed.

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

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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