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Marine Area 6 Closing To Spot Shrimp Fishing

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

August 9, 2016

Marine Area 6 closing to spot shrimp fishing

Action:  Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) is closing to recreational spot shrimp fishing. 

Effective date: Sunday, Aug.14, 2016, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), 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 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) will remain open to coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 200 foot maximum fishing depth restriction. It is unlawful to possess spot shrimp, and all spot shrimp must be returned to the water immediately.

Contact: Mark O'Toole, La Conner, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241, or Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

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