Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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2009 Puget Sound shrimp season to open May 2

Olympia – This year’s recreational shrimp fishery in Puget Sound
will open May 2 under seasons announced by the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Fishing areas and schedules:

Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla Line), 5, 6 (excluding the
Discovery Bay Shrimp District) and 13 will open May 2 at 7 a.m. and
will be open daily until the quota is reached, or through Sept. 15,
whichever comes first.

Marine Area 7 will open May 2 at 7 a.m. and will be open
Wednesdays through Saturdays only until the quota is reached.

Marine Areas 8, 9, and 10, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturdays and Wednesdays only, starting May 2. They will remain
open until quotas for those areas are reached, or until May 31,
whichever comes first.

Marine Area 11, extending from the northern tip of Vashon Island
to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturday, May 2 only.

Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on May 2, 6, 9 and 13, or until the quota is reached, whichever
comes first. Additional dates and times may be announced if
sufficient quota remains.

The Discovery Bay Shrimp District in Marine Area 6 near Port
Townsend will remain closed to both spot and non-spot shrimp
fishing this year.

More information on shrimp seasons and rules is available on the
WDFW shellfish hotline at 1-866-880-5431, or online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/shrimpreg.

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