Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

August 8, 2013

Marine Area 7 west to open daily for spot shrimp

Action: Marine Area 7 west, currently open Thursday through Saturday each week, will be open daily for spot shrimp.

Effective date: Sunday, Aug.11, 2013.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: All waters of Marine Area 7 west, which is located in the western San Juan Islands.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in Marine Area 7 west to allow a seven day per week fishery for the remainder of the season.

Other information: Marine Area 7 West will remain open daily for spot shrimp until Sept.15. 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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