THE FOLLOWING IS A WDFW EMERGENCY RULE-CHANGE NOTICE
Majority of Marine Area 6 opening to recreational shrimp fishing 7 days per week with an increased limit
Action: This opens Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) seven days a week for shrimp harvest. Harvest days are currently restricted to Thursday through Sunday each week. Additionally, the daily limit in this area only is being increased to 120 shrimp per person.
Effective date: July 15, 2019.
Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.
Location: Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District).
Additional information: Some marine areas including 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, and 6 (outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) remain open for spot shrimp fishing 7 days per week. Marine Area 7 West remains open for spot shrimp fishing 4 days per week. 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.