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

October 27, 2010

Four areas of Puget Sound reopen Nov. 15 for late-season crab fishing

Action: Reopens recreational crab fishing in Marine Areas 6, 9, 10 and 12.

Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab.

Effective dates: 8:00 a.m. Nov. 15, 2010 through 5:00 p.m. Jan. 2, 2011, 7 days per week.

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

Other information: Marine Areas 4, 5, and 13 are already open through Jan. 2, 2011. Marine Areas 7, 8-1, 8-2, and 11 will not open for winter harvest.

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

Information contact: Donald Velasquez, (425) 775-1311 or Steve Burton, (425) 775-1311.

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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