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Marine areas 8-1 and 8-2 re-opening for one day of spot shrimp fishing

Action: Recreational spot shrimp fishing will re-open for one day in Marine areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Effective date: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Reason for action: In Marine areas 8-1 and 8-2 insufficient quota remains for a standard full day of fishing, so the opening has been modified to take the small amount of remaining quota. This is an experimental opening to determine if smaller amounts of quota can be targeted and harvested by the recreational fishery.

Other information: Marine areas 8-1 and 8-2 will be closed to all shrimp fishing on Wednesday, June 24, except during the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. time period. All non-spot fishing gear must be removed from the area by Tuesday evening, June 23, and can be reset on Thursday, June 25.

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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