2013 WDFG Spot Prawn Shrimping Dates

Ron Garner with a typical Puget Sound Spot Prawn:

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Fishing seasons for various areas of Puget Sound opening May 4 are:

  • Hood Canal Shrimp District (Marine Area 12): Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 4, 8, 15, 18 and 22
  • Discovery Bay Shrimp District (Marine Area 6): Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4, 8, 15, 18 and 22
  • Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6 and 13 (excluding Discovery Bay Shrimp District): Open daily beginning May 4 at 7 a.m. The spot shrimp season closes when the quota is attained or until Sept 15,whichever comes first. The exception is Marine Area 13, which closes for spot shrimp May 31
  • Marine Area 7 East and South: Open May 4 at 7 a.m. and will be open May 8-11, May 15-18, May 29 – June 1
  • Marine Area 7 West: Open May 4 at 7 a.m., open Wednesday through Saturday each week until June 1, after June 1 open Thursday through Saturday each week until quota is attained or September 15, whichever comes first
  • Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10 and 11: Open May 4 and May 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also, the state has decided to initially schedule only two rec openings for MA’s 8-11
(all of the central Sound areas); May 4 & 8, then we will see if there are enough
pounds left anywhere to reopen for an extra day a week or two later. If we have
lbs remaining for an extra day we don’t know if it is going to be enough for a
Saturday (18th ?) or a Wednesday (22nd ?), we need more lbs for a Saturday
opener, we’ll see. My guess right now is that all but MA 9 should probably get an
extra day.

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Rules and Regulations Link:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/license.html

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