Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

February 15, 2011

Sport clam season delayed at Point Whitney Tidelands

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon) will open on March 15, 2011.

Effective date: March 15, 2011 through April 30, 2011.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon). The beach is located in Jefferson County on Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population has declined, requiring that the season be shortened by two weeks.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 586-1498, ext. 208.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the