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Spot shrimp fishing in Tacoma waters reopens Wednesday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 4, 2013 at 9:48 am |
June 4, 2013 9:48 am

Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen for one day Wednesday in Marine Area 8-1 and Marine Area 11.

Area 11, the waters from the northern tip of Vashon Island to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marine Area 8-1, mainly the waters on the east side of Whidbey Island, will open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The state is reopening the Tacoma waters because sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains for one more day of fishing.

In Marine Area 8, an insufficient quota remains for a standard full day of fishing, so the opening has been modified to take the small amount of remaining quota. This is an experimental opening to determine if smaller amounts of quota can be targeted and harvested by the recreational fishery, said a news release from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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