Shrimp The shrimp fishery is one of the most popular fishing seasons in Washington. Recreational shrimp regulations by marine area See current openings and closures for shrimp areas in Washington's marine waters. Spot shrimp Spot shrimp are most common in Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, and northern and central Puget Sound. Coonstripe shrimp There are three species of shrimp commonly referred to as coonstripe shrimp. Pink shrimp Commercial shrimpers harvest large numbers of ocean pink shrimp off the Washington coast. Sidestripe shrimp The sidestripe shrimp is second to the spot shrimp in size, but rarely enters shrimp traps.