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

October 28, 2009

Two areas of Puget Sound reopen for late-season crab fishing, Hood Canal closing early

Action: Re-opens recreational crab fishing in two marine areas and closes Marine Area 12.

Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab.

Effective dates: 8:00 a.m. Nov. 1, 2009 through 5:00 p.m. Jan. 2, 2010, 7 days per week.

Location: A portion of Marine Area 9 north and east of a line projected from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point and Marine Area 10.

Other information: Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Areas 5 and 13 are open through January 2, 2010. Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2, 11, and 12 closed until further notice.

Reason for action: Re-opens the recreational crab fisheries because there are available harvest