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

August 14, 2009

Recreational spot shrimp fishing to close Aug. 16 in Marine Area 6

Action: Recreational spot shrimp fishing is closing Sunday evening in Marine Area 6.

Effective date: 9:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 6, which is located in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Reason for action: The recreational spot shrimp quota in this area will be reached.

Other information: Marine Area 6 will remain open until Oct. 15 for non-spot shrimp. Shrimp pots with a minimum mesh size of inch will now be allowed.

Contact: 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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