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

October 24, 2008

Four areas of Puget Sound reopen for late-season crab fishing

Action: Re-opens recreational crab fishing in six marine areas.

Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab.

Effective dates: Nov. 1, 2008 through 5:00 p.m. Jan. 2, 2009, 7 days per week.

Location: Reopens Marine Areas 6, 9, 10, and 12.

Other information: Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Areas 5 and 13 are open through January 2, 2009. Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2 and 11 closed until further notice.

Reason for action: Re-opens the recreational crab fisheries because there are available harvest shares remaining in the above Marine Areas.

Information contact: Rich Childers, (360) 586-1498