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Marine Area 11 to reopen for spot shrimp fishing

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on May 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
May 12, 2010 3:04 pm

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced that recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen for one day on May 20 in Marine Area 11 and May 20 and 22 in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District.

In Marine Area 11, the waters off Tacoma, shrimping will be allowed 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20.

The Discovery Bay Shrimp District will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20 and May 22.

The state said there is sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remaining to allow for more fishing. The standard Wednesday weekday open day is being shifted to Thursday to avoid a less favorable minus tide.

The department news release also said Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) shrimp fishery closed at 1 p.m. today and will not reopen. Because of the extremely high catch rates this season, the Hood Canal quota was reached in four days and no additional days of fishing will be allowed. Marine Area 7 in the North Sound will be open from one hour before sunrise on May 21 until one hour after sunset on May 22.

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