THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Hood Canal to get two additional days for recreational shrimp fishing
Action: Opens Marine Area 12 for two more days of recreational spot shrimp harvest.
Effective date: July 23, 2019 and July 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.
Location: Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal).
Reason for action: The target share for recreational spot shrimp has not been taken in this area. Additional days of fishing are being added to take the target share of spot shrimp.
Additional information: Some marine areas, including 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6 (outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) and 7 West remain open for spot shrimp fishing. Several other marine areas are open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing. Check WDFW’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information.