Marine Area 6 Closing To Spot Shrimp Fishing
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
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.