While it hasn’t been finalized or approved just yet, state Fish and Wildlife says another day of spot shrimp fishing could happen by the middle of next in some parts of Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
Fishery managers have tallied the spot shrimp catches and it appears they will be able to reopen Saratoga Pass/Everett/East Whidbey Island areas (Marine Catch Areas 8-1 and 8-2); Central Puget Sound/Bainbridge Island area, except Elliott Bay will remain closed (Area 10); south central Puget Sound (Area 11) and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District on Wednesday, May 25.
Hood Canal (Area 7) is also scheduled to be open Wednesday, May 25, and will then likely reopen Wednesday, June 8.
State Fish and Wildlife will make it official on their website by Wednesday afternoon (May 18) or Thursday morning (May 19).
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