Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

April 13, 2011

Sport clam and oyster season closed at Scenic Beach State Park

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing season at Scenic Beach State Park will be closed until further notice.

Effective date: April 15, 2011 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: Scenic Beach State Park. The park is located in Hood Canal in Kitsap County.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that shellfish populations have declined. The Fish & Wildlife Commission has approved a closure of the clam and oyster seasons at this beach in 2011.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 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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