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

June 3, 2008

Hood Canal sport shrimp season extended one final day, June 11

Action: Sufficient quota remains in Hood Canal to extend the shrimp season one final day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 11.

Effective dates: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: All waters of the Hood Canal (Marine Area 12).

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains in Hood Canal to warrant extending the shrimp season for one weekday.

Other information: The Hood Canal shrimp district will be reopened to recreational fishing for a ninth day because sufficient quota remains to warrant a one-day opener. A general reduction in overall effort contributed to a lower harvest of spot shrimp in the canal than expected.