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

February 6, 2004

Sport oyster season modified at Hope Island state park

Action: The 2004 sport oyster season at Hope Island State Park, originally year-round, has been changed to April 1 through May 31.

Effective date: April 1 through May 31, 2004.

Species affected: Oysters.

Location: Hope Island State Park.

Reason for action: The 2004 oyster season at Hope Island State Park has been modified so that it coincides with the proposed 2004 clam season there, improving enforcement.

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.