Spot shrimp fishing closing in marine areas 4, 5, 6, 7 West

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Action: Spot shrimp fishing is closingfor the season in marine areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6, and 7 West.

Effective date: Sept. 15, 2015 at 9 p.m.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: Marine areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5, 6, and 7 West.

Reason for action: To protect female spot shrimp during the onset of the egg-bearing period.

Other information: Marine areas 4, 5 and 6 will remain open daily until Oct.15 for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing, although Marine Area 6 will have a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction between Sept.15 and Oct.15. Marine Area 7 West will close completely for all shrimp species on Sept.15. All other Puget Sound Marine Areas are already closed to spot shrimp fishing.

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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