Marine Area 7 West Closing To Shrimp Fishing
Marine Area 7 West closing to shrimp fishing
Action: Marine Area 7 West, which is located in the western San Juan Islands, is closing to recreational shrimp fishing.
Effective date: At 9 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.
Location: Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel Stuart and Waldron Islands).
Reason for action: State shellfish managers estimate the recreational spot shrimp quota in this area will be reached.
Other information: Marine Areas 4, 5 and 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) remain open to fishing for all shrimp species (including spot shrimp).