Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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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 WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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