Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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April 4, 2011

Sport clam and oyster season opens early at Fort Flagler State Park

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing season at Fort Flagler State Park will open on April 15, 2011.

Effective date: April 15, 2011 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: Fort Flagler State Park. The park is located in Jefferson County near Port Townsend.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that clam populations have increased, and will support a fishery that is one month longer than in 2010. The Fish & Wildlife Commission has approved a clam and oyster season at this beach from April 15 through July 31, 2011.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, 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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