Spot shrimp fishery to shut down Thursday in Marine Area 6

Posted 7/1/20

The spot shrimp fishery will be closed in Marine Area 6 outside Discovery Bay starting Thursday, July 2, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday.

The closure includes …

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Spot shrimp fishery to shut down Thursday in Marine Area 6

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The spot shrimp fishery will be closed in Marine Area 6 outside Discovery Bay starting Thursday, July 2, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday.

The closure includes both spot shrimp and non-spot shrimp.

State officials said preliminary catch estimates indicate the state harvest target for Marine Area 6 outside the Discovery Bay Shrimp District has been met for spot shrimp.

With the closure of spot shrimp fisheries in the area, non-spot shrimp fisheries will open through Oct. 15.

Pots with a minimum mesh size of 1/2 inch will be allowed in the area starting July 2.

WDFW is reminding fishers that they must possess a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations.

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