Rule to Change: MARINE AREA 7 ALL SPECIES
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 Mark.OToole@dfw.wa.gov.
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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