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SPOT SHIMP LIMITS TO INCREASE IN MARINE AREA 6 & 7 WEST

posted by Mike on 05/24/2017

Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West;
non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas

Action:  The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West beginning on June 1. Open daily.

In addition, on June 1, Marine Area 7 East is reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction; Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11 are reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing, with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction; and Marine Area 13 is reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.

Effective date:  June 1, 2017.

Species affected:  All species for Marine Area 6 and 7 West. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13.

Location:  Marine Areas 6 and 7 West (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening.

Reason for action:  Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West for raising the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species. 

Other information:  Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season.

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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