April 21, 1997
Contact: Margaret Ainscough, (360) 902-24008
Public meetings scheduled on Hood Canal recreational shrimp season
The proposed season for this year's Hood Canal shrimp fishery will be the subject
of two public meetings set by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
The meetings also will include presentations on the results of the 1997 shrimp
test fishery in Hood Canal.
The WDFW and treaty tribes have reached agreement on conservation
principles for Hood Canal shrimp management and are drafting a 1997 management
plan for the fishery. The department will adopt recreational shrimp fishing regulations
after the public meetings.
The meetings are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 at Evergreen Elementary
School Auditorium, 807 W. Pine Street, in Shelton and from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1 at
Central Kitsap High School Auditorium, 3700 NW Anderson Hill Road, in Silverdale.