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

June 18, 2008

Recreational shrimp fishing reopening for one day in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2

Action: Recreational shrimping in Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will close at 9:00 p.m. Monday night. All shrimp gear must be removed from the water by that time. Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen for one day, Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2. All shrimp gear must be removed from the water by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 24, 2008.

Effective date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Species affected: All shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains for one more weekday of fishing. The open day is being shifted forward from Wednesday to Tuesday, as there is a commercial crab opener in this area on Wednesday, June 25. The non-spot shrimp gear will be allowed back in on Wednesday morning, June 25, at 7: 00 a.m.

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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