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

February 13, 2013

Sport clam season shortened at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Dosewallips State Park will open on April 1, 2013.

Effective date: Dosewallips State Park: April 1 through August 15, 2013.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Dosewallips State Park, in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach. This beach is located in Jefferson County near Brinnon.

Reason for action: Recreational effort increased significantly in 2012, and the state clam share was overharvested, requiring WDFW to shorten the season by 3 1/2 months in 2013. Oysters remain open year-round on this beach.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 796-4601, ext. 234.

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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