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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW070022

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW070022
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Shellfish
Rule to Change:
MARINE AREA 7 ALL SPECIES COONSTRIPE and PINK Opens May 5 at 7:00 a.m.; also open May 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. Additional dates and times will be announced if sufficient quota remains. June 1-Oct. 15: open daily for COONSTRIPE and PINK shrimp with a 200' maximum fishing depth restriction. All SPOT SHRIMP caught must be returned to the water immediately.
New Rule Proposal:
We want multiple smaller openings so that NW families can enjoy the resource during vacation months and that more closely approximate tides favorable to shrimp fishing.
Why the change is needed:
So the NW families can enjoy the resource during vacation months.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
(360) 466-4345, extension 241, or by email at Sincerely, Mark O’Toole Puget Sound Shrimp Management Biologist WDFW La Conner Office
Describe their support and/or concerns:
I have recently been told that the Fish and Wildlife Commission may look at revising the Puget Sound Shrimp Policy later this summer, which could result in allocation shifts between commercial and recreational, similar to what happened when the Puget Sound Crab Policy was revised last year. If they do open up the Shrimp Policy for review there will be designated times for public input/testimony on this issue during at least one (maybe two) Commission meetings, which could be valuable in helping the Commissioners make decisions on the shrimp allocation issue.
Submitted by: KLINE, DONALD F — MEDINA, WA

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW070022

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is currently reviewing and updating the Puget Sound shrimp policy and will be evaluating the recreational season design through this process. Reduced daily limits as a means to provide more opening days is being considered.

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