Recreational shrimp fisheries for all shrimp including spot shrimp are open in many Marine Areas

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: An additional day of recreational spot shrimp fishing will be offered in Marine Area 11 on June 9, and Marine Areas 9 and 13 open for non-spot shrimp fishing on June 1.

Effective dates by marine area:

  • Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Open June 1 through Oct.15 for only non-spot shrimp.
  • Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island): Open June 9 only from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. for all shrimp species.
  • Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound): Open June 1 through Oct.15 for only non-spot shrimp.

Species affected: All shrimp species which include spot shrimp, coonstripe shrimp, dock shrimp, pink shrimp, and sidestripe shrimp.

Locations: Marine Areas 9, 11, and 13.

Reason for action: To harvest recreational shrimp consistent with State/Tribal management agreements.

Additional information: The daily limit is 80 spot shrimp; with a total daily weight limit of 10 pounds (whole shrimp) all species combined. If retaining non-spot shrimp, all shrimp heads (spot and non-spot) must be retained in the field until ashore and finished fishing for the day. Daylight hours only indicates that pots can be set and retrieved from 1 hour before official sunrise to 1 hour after official sunset. All traps must be removed from the water during periods when fishing is closed.

Information contact: Donald Velasquez, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, 425-775-1311, ext. 112.

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