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

June 27, 2013

Recreational spot shrimp fishing closing in eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca

Action: Marine Area 6 will close to recreational spot shrimp fishing.

Effective date: 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013.

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, with a 200 foot maximum fishing depth restriction. All spot shrimp caught must be immediately returned to the water. Please see pages 134-136 of the 2013/2014 "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on pot mesh size rules, and descriptions of the shrimp species.

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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