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 are most common in Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, and northern and central Puget Sound.
There are three species of shrimp commonly referred to as coonstripe shrimp.
Commercial shrimpers harvest large numbers of ocean pink shrimp off the Washington coast.
The sidestripe shrimp is second to the spot shrimp in size, but rarely enters shrimp traps.